Watch: I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House 2016 123movies, Full Movie Online – Stained by the brutal death of a young woman, the tranquil and vacant New England mansion of the prolific horror authoress, Iris Blum, has become her silent prison. To take care of the ageing writer who suffers from chronic dementia, the property’s manager hires the gentle and soft-spoken live-in hospice nurse, Lily Saylor; however, this is far from an ordinary job. Little by little, Lily’s imagination will run wild, as shadowy sightings of eerie female spectres blur the frail boundaries between reality and fantasy, fable and truth. Iris has talked about man’s coexistence with the spectral realm in her novels that chill the bone to the marrow. Could her secluded white house at the end of the road be an aerial limbo caught in the middle of life and death?.
Plot: A young nurse takes care of elderly author who lives in a haunted house.
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I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House: Has character but little else
The curiously titled I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House opened with interesting visuals and fantastic narration, true be told I was gripped from the outset.
It tells the story of a nurse who moves in with an old lady who was once a successful author. To say anything more would spoil it, to say anything more would also be difficult as it’s rather hard to explain.
So as mentioned the visuals were great and the narration solid, sadly the visuals don’t last and the narration isn’t enough to save the film. Not even remotely.
The film is certainly unique but I’m not quite sure who it’ll appeal to, certainly not someone seeking a horror. It’s an unusual little slow burning tale that had me interested but all the while I waited for it to get going.
Alas the movie though charming fails to deliver on any front, at least for me.
Really unique style
Things I Learnt From This Movie:
Ghosts are made by looking for them but pretending not to see
28yrs old? Hahahahahahahahahahahaha NO!
Dull and slow taken to new heights
Don’t let the reviews stating how boring it is mislead you; they understate it severely. Ideal perhaps only for insomniacs, I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House is an arduous test of your attention span. A film completely devoid of plot, its opening dialogue of 2 minutes is essentially the entire story but inexplicably stretched out over the next 90 minutes of sleep- inducing inaction. Please note this review does contain clearly marked spoilers in the third paragraph!
Unfortunately the director has conflated suspense building with slowness. The film is excruciatingly slow throughout. You’ll no doubt notice that the main character walks at a jaunty 8 feet per hour and even takes upwards of 3 painful minutes to remove the lid of a box. These film tactics do not add to the suspense; quite the opposite, they tend to remove you from the film as you impatiently wait for her to complete whatever mundane task she’s performing. And the reward for your patience? None whatsoever. No surprises, scares, or compelling plot twists.
Of course, with this film, the only plot twist possible would be the sudden addition of an actual plot. There is virtually no story here. **(Note: there are spoilers for the remainder of this paragraph!)** The only part resembling an interesting plot is the ghost Polly but sadly, her story is never explained nor even hinted at. Why was she murdered? Why did she seem to take some kind of pleasure in scaring Lily to death? The answers are most likely contained in the book written by the elderly author but as our lead conveniently scares too easily, she never reads it, something of a cop out. Even if she had, it’s repeated that the ending of the book is intentionally left out, presumably leaving the readers to divine for themselves what happened to her, much like we are with this film. An irritating parallel that smacks of lazy writing. **(Note: no more spoilers!)**
But the film not entirely bad. Largely, but not entirely. The setting is well done and takes you back to the 1960s. The house is appropriately creepy as well. But these minor pluses can not distract from the film’s glaring missteps. Thanks to the lack of story perfectly complemented by the non-existent pacing, I often found myself more intrigued by the setting than the plot. Too many times throughout the film I caught myself wondering who picks up the groceries and how, or contemplating the obsession people in the 60s had for everything that gaudy yellow color. These pointless thoughts are irrelevant to the film, but when you have no plot to focus on, you’ll tend to fixate on whatever you can just to keep yourself awake and mildly interested in something, anything.
I’ve seen other reviews discuss the film’s poetic qualities or latent beauty of sorts. I can’t dispute or support their opinions but I do strongly suspect that those who take away some kind of artistic value from this film will be in a very small minority and even those that do can’t argue that it’s a tenuous leg to stand on alone. If you do appreciate such types of films, there’s a minor chance you’ll enjoy this one, but it’s up to you as to whether or not to gamble 90 minutes of your time on this.
I do not recommend this film for the majority of audiences. It’s very clear that the film’s goal was not to tell an interesting or even a complete story, so perhaps its goal was indeed more artistic in nature. But no matter how beautiful you may find the film artistically, without some kind of story it’s akin to looking at a painting for 90 minutes straight, and in either case you’ll struggle to maintain both interest and consciousness.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 29 min (89 min)
Genre Drama, Horror, Mystery
Director Oz Perkins
Writer Oz Perkins
Actors Ruth Wilson, Paula Prentiss, Bob Balaban
Awards 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Light Iron (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A