When I got the invitation to watch a screener for A House on the Bayou, I instantly said yes. I don’t think it’s a secret that I love nearly everything Blumhouse is attached to, but after watching the trailer, I was excited to see more.
before we get to my top 5 reasons to watch, let’s check out the movie.
Title: A House on the Bayou
Director: Alex McAulay
Platform: Epix/Paramount Home Screening
Time: 89 minutes
Release Date: November 19, 2021
Synopsis: In an effort to reconnect and mend their relationship, Jessica and John Chambers seek an idyllic getaway with their daughter Anna to a remote mansion in rural Louisiana. When suspiciously friendly neighbors show up for dinner uninvited, the weekend takes a sinister turn as the fragile family bond is tested and dark secrets come to light.
Cast: Angela Sarafyan, Paul Schneider, Lia McHugh, Jacob Lofland
And now the trailer:
top 5 reasons to watch a house on the bayou:
- the setting — I’ve always wanted to see the southern states, so I’m a sucker for any movie set in the south.
- the house — a sprawling, gorgeous mansion set on a huge plot of land with neighbors who are miles away? yeah, you know nothing good is going to happen.
- the concept — what starts out as a family vacation of sorts, veers into another direction quite quickly and I was here for it.
Okay, so there are only three things I’m sharing and they’re all really vague, but trust me…I didn’t know too much about this movie going in and I think that’s the best way to do it. There were some pretty good reveals that I didn’t see coming and I don’t want to spoil it.
Do you like thrillers? Will you be watching A House on the Bayou?