The Night House (2021)

David Bruckner directs Rebecca Hall, Sarah Goldberg and Stacy Martin in this horror where a grieving widow notices strange nightly disturbances in the lake house her dead husband built.

More chiller than shocker, the one well deployed jump scare makes zero sense in the ultimate explanation. Moves painfully slowly, you’ll be so far ahead of Rebecca Hall in unravelling the mystery that you’ll want to shake her and explain the plot to her by the close of the second act. She’s wasted here. Stacy Martin keeps her clothes on for once in a rare mainstream role. Sarah Goldberg, who has rose to fame playing a bad actress in TV’s Barry, suffers from you seeing her through that lens here. I reckon she can shake that stigma off but this ain’t the movie that will do it. Snore!

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