The Happy House
The Happy House (2013)

A young Brooklyn couple whose relationship is on the rocks heads upstate to a remote B&B to work things out. The plan is ill conceived from the start. Arriving at The Happy House, they soon begin to suspect they've wandered into a real… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 7, 2014
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

The film, a sleepy, low-budget affair, merely enacts a series of horror movie clichés, as if that were enough. Its bland actors and wit-free script do nothing with the familiar elements but present them.

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Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com

"The Happy House" is nothing if not a fresh mixture of colorful characters, questionable manners, and rusty, suddenly-new-again horror conventions.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

The only surprises in D.W. Young's tiny low-budget debut are how mildly he satirizes this thinnest of genres and how sincerely he treats his clichéd characters.

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Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

D.W. Young navigates his varying moods with an ease that's particularly impressive for a director making his feature debut, but he never capitalizes on his ability to coax down our guard.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

Wonderfully droll horror comedy with a memorably weird cast of characters.

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