The Night House Wiki
The Night House is a 2020 American horror film, directed by Luke Piotrowski and Ben Collins. It had its world premiere on January 24, 2020, at the Sundance Film Festival It is scheduled to be released on August 20, 2021.
The Night House had its international premiere on January 24, 2020, at the Sundance Film Festival, and was released in the United States by Searchlight Pictures on August 20, 2021. Critics praised Hall’s performance, which earned mostly excellent reviews.
On January 24, 2020, it made its global premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. The film’s distribution rights were quickly acquired by Searchlight Pictures. It was supposed to be out on July 16, 2021, however, it was pushed back until August 20, 2021.
Owen, Beth’s husband, committed suicide recently. He sailed away from their lake cottage and shot himself with a rifle Beth had no idea he had. She spends her nights drinking and sifting through Owen’s possessions, devastated by his death. Her friend Claire and neighbor Mel are concerned since she attempts to appear steady and in control. Owen’s foreboding suicide letter, in which he declares “You were absolutely correct. Nothing exists. Nothing is pursuing you. Now you’re safe, “She is perplexed. She begins to experience unusual otherworldly happenings at night and discovers floor plans for a lake mansion in reverse.
Beth finds a photo of a woman who looks like her on his phone one night. Owen was having an affair, she believes. Following a night out with Claire, a tipsy Beth discloses that she died in a car accident years ago for four minutes and saw nothing when she died. Owen always disagreed with her and was on the verge of persuading her to change her views before he died.
Beth claims to be depressed, and Owen began sleepwalking a year ago, prompting Beth to express fear that she was passing on her negative emotions to him. She is startled awake by a strange presence that night, and she sees several terrified ladies running through the woods. She discovers blood on the boat where Owen committed suicide and senses an unseen presence.
Beth discovers a reversed identical copy of her and Owen’s house and witnesses ghostly figures of women with Owen while crossing the lake to explore a weird set of lights. She falls asleep and wakes up in her own home. She returns to the house and discovers that it is still unfinished and vacant. She takes a bizarre statue from the house and confronts Mel, who swears he has never seen a house but has seen Owen in the woods late at night with a woman who looks like Beth.
Beth discovers more images of women who like her on Owen’s laptop and recognizes an occult voodoo doll in one of his books. Owen appears to have been investigating how to deceive and capture demonic beings.
Beth tracks down and visits the bookstore where Owen purchased the esoteric books when she runs across Madelyne, one of the women in Owen’s photographs. Madelyne claims she has never slept with Owen. Claire invites Beth to spend a few days away from the house when she pays her a visit.
Beth is harassed by an invisible force, which she hugs, assuming it for Owen’s spirit. The spirit discloses that it isn’t Owen, and she sees visions of Owen assaulting and murdering numerous women. The monster drags Beth through the home, revealing that “it” was actually what Beth saw when she died: “Nothing.” Nothing explains why it sought to persuade Owen to kill Beth in order to resurrect her, but he refused. To fool Nothing, he created the reverse house and slaughtered Beth’s lookalikes, but Nothing figured it out. It traps Beth in a pose similar to that of a statue she found in the house.
Claire arrives in the morning to find traces of a fight in the house. She runs out to the dock with Mel after discovering the gun Owen used to murder himself is missing, where they find Beth floating out on the boat with the gun. The demon tries to persuade Beth to join it and murder herself in Nothing’s dimension, but Claire’s shouts awaken Beth. Beth notices the outline of the devil in the boat and responds, “I know,” when Mel tells her there is nothing there.
- Rebecca Hall as Beth
- Sarah Goldberg as Claire
- Stacy Martin as Madelyne
- Evan Jonigkeit as Owen
- Vondie Curtis-Hall as Mel
Rebecca Hall joined the cast of the picture in February 2019, with David Bruckner directing from a screenplay by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski. In the film, David S. Goyer will serve as a producer.
In May of this year, principal photography began in Syracuse, New York.