If a horror movie has a child, then chances are that child is the entire reason the horror movie exists. Imagine if the couple in Pet Sematary just had the cat and no kids? They would’ve been fine. Imagine Rosemary’s Baby but without the baby. Just a gal living it up in the big city! The world would be a much better place without children, and yet they just show up out of the blue, unexpected and uninvited, to ruin our lives.
The Is Our Home keeps with that tradition, following a couple on a weekend getaway who have a mangy stray of a little boy show up at the door in the middle of the night claiming to be their child. They let him in, because they’re very stupid and bad, and then the horror stuff happens.
All in all, this looks like it could be a tense and creepy little chiller. The shifting aspect ratio is interesting, and it does look to be framed with more care than a good deal of low budget horror.
Of course, I could never put myself in this couple’s shoes, because if there was a little boy banging on my front door he would very much remain on the other side of that door. I have a cat, and he’s already enough of an asshole without adding any possibly demonic brats to the mix.
This Is Our Home will hit VOD and DVD on December 3, 2019.