Feisty Kylie (Morgana O'Reilly) is confined to her mother's house
under house arrest and pretty soon strange things start to happen.
She learns that the house has a dark history, as she is aided by
a goofy ghost-busting police man in finding out the truth.
I really liked Housebound, it was hilarious and full of twists and turns.
It's an Australian movie and a great pick if you're kind of a scaredy-cat,
since it's equal parts comedy and horror. Also passes the Bechdel test.
A man wakes up in a mass grave with no memory of how he got there
- or who he is. He is fished out by a mute woman and soon finds himself
at a house in the woods with a group of other people as lost as he is.
When they try to find a way out of the woods they stumble on more corpses.
Open Grave is very entertaining - as long as you don't over-think it.
The set-up is interesting and the movie is both fast-paced and gruesome.
At the end though, plot holes and voice-overs will annoy some viewers.
The movie doesn't pass the Bechdel test. The gender ratio of the main
characters is 4 to 2 favoring males, and one of the female characters is mute.
As Above So Below
Scarlet (Perdita Weeks) is basically a young Lara Croft, searching
the world for archaeological treasures, with little regard for her own
(or others') safety. She enlists a group of urban explorers to search for
the Philosopher's Stone in the catacombs of Paris, and chaos ensues.
Haters of hand-held cameras will turn this off within minutes,
but I enjoyed A.A.S.B. much more than I thought I would.
The movie barely passes the Bechdel test. The gender ratio
is once again 4 to 2, favoring males, and I don't actually
know if the two women really ever talked to each other.