Kylie Bucknell is forced to return to the house she grew up in when the court places her on home detention. Her punishment is made all the more unbearable by the fact she has to live there with her mother Miriam - a well-intentioned blabbermouth who's convinced that the house is haunted. Kylie dismisses Miriam's superstitions as nothing more than a distraction from a life occupied by boiled vegetables & small-town gossip. However, when she too becomes privy to unsettling whispers & strange bumps in the night, she begins to wonder whether she's inherited her overactive imagination, or if the house is in fact possessed by a hostile spirit who's less than happy about the new living arrangement.
Horror comedies are something of an acquired taste - they either work or they don't it's as simple as that, and depending on whether you find it funny or not, you will either turn against it or adore it. Housebound is simply one of those films. The difference here however is that it is much better than your average horror hybrid; much better. Housebound is not your average horror comedy, in fact it is almost entirely the complete opposite. This is a crowd-pleasing Kiwi affair that should both tickle the funny bone and shiver the spine - at certain moments of course.