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"Some memories are best forgotten."
  • R
  • 2008
  • 5.5  (4,718)

Home Movie is a horror film released in 2008, directed by Christopher Denham and starring Adrian Pasdar, Cady McClain, and Amber Joy Williams. The movie follows the Poe family, who, like any other family, go about their daily lives, but something is amiss, and they seem troubled. The Poe family consists of David (Adrian Pasdar), his wife Clare (Cady McClain), and their twins, Jack and Emily (Austin Williams and Amber Joy Williams). David is a psychologist who often records his therapy sessions with his patients, and the children are shown making their homemade horror movies using their family members as the cast.

The movie opens with David showing a videotape of his daughter, Emily, singing happy birthday, on her fourth birthday. Throughout the film, we realize that the Poe family suffers from severe issues, and their empty house in the countryside is their lone sanctuary.

As the movie progresses, we get a glimpse into the family's life through their homemade horror movies. The children seem to be normal and happy, but the scenes they enact show a different side of them, a more sinister side. They show their parents arguing, their mom crying while their dad comforts her, dad performing surgery on his patients, and so on.

The family members have their secrets that they hide from each other. David, in particular, seems seriously troubled, and his therapy sessions with his patients hint that there's more to him than meets the eye. His patients include a young boy who likes to torture small animals, a teenager who's had two abortions, and another who thinks he's possessed by a demon.

The children, too, have some dark secrets of their own. They like to experiment with their homemade weapons and torture small animals. We get hints that they may have something to do with the missing pets in the neighborhood.

The movie is slow-paced and creepy, with a sense of foreboding that grips the viewers. We get to know the family through their homemade movies, which they show at a family movie night. The family members seem to enjoy sharing their dark fantasies and secrets with each other.

As the movie progresses, things start to take a disturbing turn. David's behavior becomes erratic, and he starts exhibiting signs of paranoia. He becomes obsessed with his children's homemade horror movies and starts to see disturbing images in them that no one else sees.

Clare, on the other hand, starts to feel that something is off about her husband and children. She tries to reach out to them, but they seem distant and unapproachable. She seems to be the only one who can see that something is seriously wrong with her family.

The movie's climax is terrifying and disturbing, leaving a feeling of unease that stays with the viewers long after the movie is over. The Poe family's dark secrets are revealed in a shocking twist that leaves the viewers reeling.

In conclusion, Home Movie is a slow-paced but gripping horror movie that leaves a lasting impression on the viewer. The movie's use of homemade horror movies to reveal the family's dark secrets is a unique and effective way to tell the story. The excellent performances by the actors add to the movie's chilling atmosphere. If you're a fan of slow-burn horror movies that stay with you, Home Movie is definitely worth a watch.

Home Movie is a 2008 drama. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5.

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Home Movie is available to watch free on Tubi TV. It's also available to stream, download on demand at Apple TV Channels, The Roku Channel and Shudder. Some platforms allow you to rent Home Movie for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
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