Netflix will debut the original horror film The Open House in just a few weeks. The thriller, which stars Dylan Minnettee – of 13 Reasons Why – borrows many classic tropes of the “old dark house” variety. We have the first trailer for your viewing enjoyment via Bloody Disgusting.
The Open House tells the story of a teenager and his mother who move into a relative’s empty vacation home following a family tragedy. While everyone in the community appears to welcome them with open arms, something inside the house appears to want them out. As the behavior of their new neighbors grows more and more suspicious, mother and son will have to fight back against the dark forces conspiring against them—or else.
Check out the full trailer for The Open House above, as well as its official poster below:
The film takes a few cues from such other films as The Shining or Edgar Allen Poe’s short stories like The Tell Tale Heart, but with a modern twist.
Minnette is no slouch when it comes to the horror genre. He recently appeared in such genre gems as Don’t Breathe, Let Me In, and the less than stellar Goosebumps movie. He is most widely known for his star-making turn on Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, which was renewed for a second season. In addition to Minnette, the film co-stars Piercey Dalton, Sharif Atkins, and Patricia Bethune.
The Open House is written and directed by Matt Angel and Suzanne Coote. Angel is best known for his recent appearances on DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow, Sweet/Vicious, and NBC’s Grimm. The Open House marks his feature-film directorial debut.
Check out the poster for the film as well:
The Open House will begin streaming on January 19th, 2018.