- horror reviews - MOH 2020


IMDb Info

Release Year: 2017
Runtime: 1h 22min
Country: Turkey
Language: English
Genre Tags: Horror, Thriller
Plot Summary: On a snowy eve, Little Holly's sister and father are killed by her frantic mother. Years later, Holly is married, lonely, and her life is soon about take a turn for the ultra weird, when she visits "Umbrella of Love and Mind".

Poster - Title Card rating: notes: Tough recommendation. It's as if David Lynch made a Dario Argento movie. Flashbacks, dreams sequences, dream sequences within dream sequences, ammended flashbacks. Light on exposition and plot, and heavy on imagery and emotion. I felt I understood the story, but it was really about letting go of understanding and accepting the weirdness.

Outside Reviews:

Madeleine Koestner
"Housewife" is a colorfully twisted experience

The most striking thing on display in Housewife though, is the imagery. Much of the moody atmosphere is supplied by the colors, as the film is lit by cinematographer Tayman Tekin in neon blues and reds. The filmmakers have crafted a setting that feels like a snow globe with a nightmare happening within. We spend the first part of the movie with Holly and her memories, but once the stage is set, everything goes crazy. Housewifereally takes off when it turns into a schizophrenic haunted house, with plenty of surreal imagery and a whole lot of people getting carved up to satiate horror fans' bloodlust. Buried somewhere in there is a story about trauma, and there's without a doubt a kind of Freudian thing happening regarding Holly's relationship with her mother. But the film is more concerned with blood, guts and beauty, and that's just fine. A bit of anguish, and a cannon blast of weird - sometimes, that's where I want to spend my evening.