In an initiative to produce more original content, Netflix recently expressed their plans to invest $8 Billion in exclusive content in 2018. Netflix has released a new trailer for the horror-thriller ‘The Open House.’
Directed by Matt Angel and Suzanne Coote, comes a new nail bitting thriller starring Dylan Minnette (Don’t Breathe) and Piercey Dalton.
“Following a tragedy, a mother and her teen son move to a relative’s vacant vacation home, where eerie and unexplained forces conspire against them.”
The trailer opens with a mother (Dalton) and her son (Minnette) as they are moving into a new home in a new town. The two are moving into a relative’s vacation home, which she’s interested in selling, after the family is faced with a recent tragedy.
“You’ll just have to leave for a bit on Sundays during open houses.”
In a sequence where the two interact with some of the town locals, you get the sense that they are living in a small town where everyone knows each other. The locals are played by Sharif Atkins (Guardians of The Galaxy) and Patricia Bethune (True Blood). As the two are talking to Martha, played by Bethune, it is revealed that the two recently lost their husband, father.
“Death, it’s like it moves in and it never leaves.”
Unexplained occurrences begin to take place in the home. The police are contacted when the two believe there was an intruder. But the police find no signs of a break in or an intrusion. The officer tries to put the two at ease, as much as possible, chalking it up to potentially be local teens pranking the new family in town.
The trailer begins to become increasingly intense as Chris, played by Atkins, and Martha begin to show up to the home unannounced. The home phone rings only to find there is no one on the other end. The mother begins to find printed photos of herself taken while she was sleeping in the home. There are hints of an intruder living in the home as there are several shots of a silhouetted man roaming the halls in the darkness.
The trailer only intensifies during its two minute runtime.
The Open House will be available on Netflix January 19.