The Night House

The Night House ★★★½

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The Night House doesn't necessarily stick the landing with its narrative revelations, but until then, it's an ambiguous and startling slice of psychological horror. Rebecca Hall's performance is the foundation of a film that plays with physical space before finding its way into the darker recesses of depression and mental health. Its strongest ideas stem from concepts of mazes, paths, and otherworldly realms that provide an evil space for those struggling with a lack of purpose, a void in the material world. As a film that loses its way, it does so in a fashion that feels purposeful. Moment to moment, this is an unsettling piece of work, and well worth seeing.