Dream House (2011) Movie Review

Thanks to Churp Churp for inviting me to premiere screening of Dream House at GSC Midvalley. The movie only will be released on the 30th September 2011 in our local cinema so it's a really good privilege for me to watch this before the official releasing date.

Jim Sheridan

David Loucka (screenplay)

Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Naomi Watts

The Storyline

Some say that all houses have memories. For one man, his home is the place he would kill to forget. A family unknowingly moves into a home where several grisly murders were committed...only to find themselves the killer's next target. Successful publisher Will Atenton (Craig) quit a job in New York City to relocate his wife, Libby (Weisz), and two girls to a quaint New England town. But as they settle into their new life, they discover their perfect home was the murder scene of a mother and her children. And the entire city believes it was at the hands of the husband who survived. When Will investigates the tragedy, his only lead comes from Ann Paterson (Watts), a neighbor who was close to the family that died. As Will and Ann piece together the disturbing puzzle, they discover that the story of the last man to leave Will's dream house will be just as horrifying to the one who came next. 

Check out the video trailer below:

My Verdict 

It's actually quite creative for the writer to think of the name Will Atenton which Peter Ward, his actual name that changed his name based on the alphabet and numerical character W-1-7-7 / 8-10-10 which belongs to him when he was kept in the psychological center for treatment. 

Overall it wasn't too scary at all as what it seen from the trailer. It's more about finding the killer that kills the main character's wife and kids. Somehow I think the idea was good but it's funny that it started off by confusing the audience in order to create a sort of hype transition when the main character actually found out that he's Peter Ward. Along the movie, he changed his hair style a few times which actually kinda irritating. 

The director, Jim Sheridan who previously directed the movie 'Brothers' back in 2009 actually gives me the same feeling in this movie and I believe that his direction for this movie wasn't toward a horror movie. 

My Rating 

Frankly, I wasn't too pleased with the ending but overall I'll give 2/5 thanks to the two pretty girls, Naomi Watts and Rachel Weisz. So tell me how do you rate this movie. 

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