Director Osgood Perkins follows up his debut film February with this very poetic ghost story, driven by narration from the protagonist Lily. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House is a very low key horror film, which opts more to send chills down the viewer's spine, rather than repeatedly shock them with jump scares. Some haunted house films that come to mind while watching I Am the Pretty Thing are Peter Medak's The Changeling and Alejandro Amenábar's The Others.
I Am the Pretty Thing is driven almost entirely by the lead performance by Ruth Wilson, whether it be her on screen actions or haunting narration. The film also has a brief, but notable, appearance by Bob Balaban, doing what the character actor is typically known for. Altogether, I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House is a very poetic and chilling ghost story.
- Saturday, September 17, 7:45 PM - Scotiabank Theatre 13