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Win tickets to New Zealand fright flick Housebound at the VIFF!

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Rima Te Wiata and Morgana O’Reilly in the New Zealand horror flick Housebound.

Ticket giveway – Housebound

Like horror movies with a sense of humour? Ghost stories? Women-in-peril flicks (especially when said woman is tough-as-nails)? New Zealand accents?

If so, you’ll love Housebound. The 2013 movie, writer/director Gerard Johnstone‘s feature film debut, is showing with this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival. It’s won rave reviewers for the performances of its leads, including Morgana O’Reilly as Kylie, a small-time criminal sentenced to house arrest. Tension mounts as things start to go bump in the night, lights go on and off at random, Kylie’s mom (Rima Te Wiata) seems increasingly unhinged and even the next-door neighbour starts looking like he might have a few skeletons in his tool-shed. But the film also has a healthy sense of humour. So when things look darkest, there’s usually a laugh lurking around the corner, too.

We don’t want to say any more – half the fun is knowing as little about Housebound as possible. So why don’t we just get this ticket contesting underway?

There are two ways you can enter to win.

1. Leave a comment below naming a Crowded House song (they’re from New Zealand!).
2. Follow @TheSnipeNews on Twitter and tweet the following:

Win tickets to the @VIFFest screening of NZ horror comedy Housebound from @TheSnipeNews: http://bit.ly/1puK0zh

The movie screening is at the Rio Theatre (1660 W. Broadway) at 11:30 p.m. We’ll draw the names of five random winners at noon on Thursday, Oct. 2 and email and/or direct message them shortly after, and post the names here as well.

Movie trailer – Housebound:

8 responses to “Win tickets to New Zealand fright flick Housebound at the VIFF!

  1. 6 years ago  

    I’m going with a classic: “Don’t Dream It’s Over”.

  2. 6 years ago  

    Better be home soon

  3. 6 years ago  

    ‘Weather With You’

  4. 6 years ago  

    Thanks Darren, Aya and Kent! You’re all entered to win tix to the Oct. 4 screening of Housebound. Hope you like midnight movies!

  5. 6 years ago  

    Something So Strong

  6. 6 years ago  

    Nice one Wig!

  7. 6 years ago  

    I already have a ticket for Housebound and I’m really looking forward to it, but after reading this I was surprised how many Crowded House songs could be the titles to horror movies: Kill Eye, Sister Madly, I Feel Possessed, Love You ‘Til The Day I Die, Tombstone, Locked Out, and Pineapple Head or Woodface could be spinoffs of Pumpkinhead.

  8. 6 years ago  

    I’d see a movie called Pineapple Head!

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