For Your Consideration: Producer Luke Sharpe Wants Your Vote for “HOUSEBOUND”


With only 24 hours left to vote in the 22nd edition of the FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards, FANGORIA has tried to give every nominee their day in the sun. Yet at the end of the day, each nominee is only as strong as the fans who have seen them, and in this regards, some truly special work has gone unnoticed. However, for the first time ever, FANGORIA gave our nominees the opportunity this year to campaign actively here on FANGORIA.com to state their case for their film or performance, and the good folks from XLrator Media responded in a big way to rally behind their nominee, Gerard Johnstone’s HOUSEBOUND!

While Johnstone previously submitted his 2 cents on why HOUSEBOUND scene stealing performer Rima Te Wiata deserved the Best Supporting Actress Chainsaw Award, this entry sees Johnstone on the receiving end of the acclaim, as HOUSEBOUND producer Luke Sharpe offers this sentiment as to why the film deserves both Best Limited Release and Best Screenplay awards…

In his original screenplay for HOUSEBOUND, Writer/Director Gerard Johnstone blows apart the trappings of a low-budget premise and creates something exhilarating and endearing: a cracking SCOOBY-DOO styled tale in the best possible sense. With true reverence for the Haunted House genre and its tropes, HOUSEBOUND pivots nimbly through many other genres as the story unfolds, including Thriller, Comedy, and Kitchen-Sink Drama; a skilled balancing act that pays off with a barnstorming third act.

Throughout the journey, the audience is kept guessing as each piece of the puzzle is placed, fully immersed in HOUSEBOUND’s population of rich characters. And with pitch perfect execution, HOUSEBOUND refreshes and revitalizes the Horror/Comedy genre, announcing Johnstone as a major talent to watch.


If you’d like to vote for HOUSEBOUND for Best Limited Release Film and Best Screenplay, you can find the full ballot and voting instructions here. If you haven’t yet caught up with the film and can do so before Midnight tonight, you can find Gerard Johnstone’s HOUSEBOUND on  Amazon Instant Video, iTunes and Netflix Instant Streaming from XLrator Media.


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Ken W. Hanley
Ken W. Hanley is the Managing Web Editor for FANGORIA and STARLOG, as well as the former Web Editor for Diabolique Magazine and a contributing writer to YouWonCannes.com. He’s a graduate from Montclair State University, where he received an award for Excellence in Screenwriting. He’s currently working on screenplays, his debut novel "THE I IN EVIL", and various other projects, and can be followed on Twitter: @movieguyiguess.
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