HOUSE OF DARKNESS
An affable guy (Justin Long), happily named Hap, thinks he’s gotten lucky when he picks up a pretty girl (Kate Bosworth) named Mina, as in rhymes with meaner, in a bar and drives her to her house, a creepy candle-lit, dark-corridored castle in the middle of nowhere. Right way, Hap has misgivings but he’s too interested in a potential one-night stand to care.
The watcher is never certain what’s going to happen over the next hour and a half, which is depicted in real time, but one thing is for sure — it won’t be good for hapless Hap.
Hap: I’m tired, I’m going to go home.
Mina: No you’re not.
Written and directed by Neil LaBute, best known for his 1997 award-winning, misanthropic date movie In the Company of Men.
Limited release in theaters September 9 — VOD/Digital, September 13.