“HOUSEBOUND”: Exclusive Deleted Scene

Fangoria.com has gotten its skeletal fingers on an exclusive deleted scene from the great new horror comedy HOUSEBOUND, which will close the 13th edition of the New York City Horror Film Festival on November 16 at Tribeca Cinemas (54 Varick Street; 212 941-2001). No less than genre master Peter Jackson called HOUSEBOUND: “A wonderfully witty comedy horror that delights in scaring the hell out of you! Bloody brilliant!” 

In HOUSEBOUND, written and directed in New Zealand by Gerard Johnstone, Kylie Bucknell is forced to return to the house she grew up in when the court places her on home detention. Her punishment is made all the more unbearable by the fact she has to live there with her mother Miriam—a well-intentioned blabbermouth who’s convinced that the place is haunted. Kylie dismisses Miriam’s superstitions as nothing more than a distraction from a life occupied by boiled vegetables and small-town gossip. However, when she too becomes privy to unsettling whispers and strange bumps in the night, she begins to wonder whether she’s inherited her overactive imagination, or if the humble abode is in fact possessed by a hostile spirit who’s not particularly thrilled about her return.

XLrator Media releases HOUSEBOUND to DVD and Blu-ray on November 18. For those who would like to see the film in advance at the NYC Horror Film Festival sitting alongside such horror heroes as Angus Scrimm, tickets will be available at the door or the festival website. You can also read descriptions of all the films and watch trailers for the fest, which runs November 13-16 and opens with the Robert Englund starrer FEAR CLINIC.

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Tony Timpone
FANGORIA Editor Emeritus Tony Timpone helps manage the company’s VOD, DVD and digital divisions. For nearly 10 years he served as a Vice President of Acquisitions for FANGORIA’s three separate home video labels, and co-created FANGORIA’S BLOOD DRIVE short film DVD collection, hosted by Rob Zombie. For TV, Timpone was a Co-Producer of cable’s FUSE/FANGORIA CHAINSAW AWARDS and a Consulting Producer to the HORROR HALL OF FAME special. Since 1998, Montreal’s Fantasia film festival has engaged Tony as Co-Director of International Programming.
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