“There’s Someone Inside Your House” Review: This horror film from Netflix is a chaotic marriage of progressive politics and a retrograde style

That is not me! That is not me…?” Are words to die for, as the heartless footballer Jackson (Markian Tarasyuk) learns from the shiny teenage character in the beginning. “There’s Someone Inside Your House“. Jackson was the first of several single-use victims, all being chased by an assassin. “Wearing a 3D-printed mask that looks exactly like his primary target. It’s an excellent clue for a horror film, especially those dealing with teens like drugs, father issues, and courtship.

There are also several early scenes where members of the ensemble:

Including non-binary characters and some 20-colour characters, state the director’s intention: to transform into modern-day American teenagers. The rest of “There’s Someone Inside Your House,” based on Stephanie Perkins’ novel, doesn’t live up to that promise. As much of the film touches on typical high school stereotypes about life. After Bruce Springsteen and small-town Stephen King.

Jackson’s small-town is Osborne, Kansas, where locals enjoy local high school football games. With the same family spirit as the city’s annual Halloween corn maze. Most of Osborne took part in the games Jackson would have to play. If he was punished (to death) for wrong rituals. The game, its audience, and the movie come to a halt when everyone receives a mysterious text message. With a video of the crime of Jackson and his friends. Jackson’s injury is somewhat out of the film’s focus. Though openly gay defender Caleb (Berkeley Duffield) marks a touchdown while everyone else looks at their phones.

Instead, “There’s Someone Inside Your House” jumps from one teenage character to the next. While they take turns expressing their concerns through friendly dialogue. And are then pursued (fatally) by an assassin in the bright main image, who still wants their victim. Hence the masks, because “You all wear masks,” I thought. There’s also a neat explanation of the killer’s true motives later on – spoiler warning: It’s a “privilege”. But it doesn’t explain why most of the POCs that Osbornes epitomize and the characters that identify strangers are as soft as their whites. Dig deep and be honest with yourself. Make co-workers.

Between the naughty Alex (Asjha Cooper), the band’s “slut”, and the shy and shy Rodrigo (Diego Josef).

There’s no spark, nor is there anything to prevent the audience. From getting into the girl next door from Makani (Sydney Park) ) and his love interest in Oli cigarettes (Theodore Pelerin). The relentless act of painting numbers prevents these two couples from developing unforgettable personalities. As we always disengage from the following plot – rich boy Zack (Dale Whibley) hating his intolerant political father (William MacDonald) – or the next Red Don’t kiss The Herring. too deep, kids, someone’s at the door!). At some point, this standard evasive manoeuvre feels like the meaning of this story, not the usual way to a known end.

However, the most disappointing thing about “There’s Someone Inside Your House” is the gap between the alleged character traits and their actual behaviour. The ruthless student council The Chipper and Katie (Sarah Dugdale) are persecuted and sent to the scene of the initial murder in a church, showing that the director was more interested in plot twists than character development. And frankly, Katie is no more of a hero than McCanny, whose main attraction stems from his ill-thought-out past.

Makani spends most of the film walking on eggshells to distance himself from revealing the trauma and keeps his relationship with Ollie a secret (though they fit in his car a few times). Park is certainly charismatic enough to deliver the scene, and for a while, it’s easy to follow McKani as she struggles to contain herself. But Maccani is none other than Park’s superb looks, Maccani’s least used and most suspect relationship with his sleepy grandmother (BJ Harrison), or his sweet but mundane affair with Ollie.

Like Katie, McCanny takes the plot further;

Adding a bit more weight to the story, which goes on and on: a diverse community of estranged teens who must have the opportunity to choose when and what to do with their separation. It is a pity that all the treasures are cartoons whose whiskers are spinning and do not have an obscure place owner.

It may be a product of the film’s nature as an adaptation. But there’s no moment in “There’s Someone Inside Your House“. That suggests the actors are accurate enough to deserve root. They talk a lot about hiding their true selves from one another. But they often don’t look human enough to be authentically shallow.