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WATCH: Home Sweet Home Becomes a Living Nightmare in New Trailer for Netflix's His House

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After escaping war-torn South Sudan, a young refugee couple believes the worst is behind them—when in fact, the nightmare has never been closer to home. His House is a haunting new horror movie set to hit Netflix this October. Directed by Remi Weekes and featuring entrancing performances from Lovecraft Country's Wunmi Mosaku, Gangs of London's Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù, and Doctor Who's Matt Smith, the upcoming film offers a bold new imagining of the haunted house movie framework. And today, we received our first chilling glimpse of the horrors that await. 

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Though they left behind the ravages of war in South Sudan, Bol (Dìrísù) and Rial (Mosaku) soon discover that their new home in England is not the respite they hoped. First, the townsfolk are unwelcoming of the asylum seekers. But something else haunts their every step: a malevolent force from the life they fled. Given the conditions of their asylum, Bol and Rial must remain in their home. Plagued by their surroundings and pushed to the brink, the couple must contend with their traumatic history and their sinister new circumstances.

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The trailer shows the young couple arriving in England. English drizzle wets the exterior of a drab council estate, while officials and neighbors coolly greet the pair. The rundown house in which they are to live is blanketed by an eerie quiet. Unsettling sounds and sensations soon transform into creatures crawling through the walls. And as Bol and Rial argue, flashbacks reveal the tragedies that led them to their new home– a home that is transforming into a haunted hell.

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Director Remi Weekes thoughtfully explores themes of war, racism, and post-colonial xenophobia in a movie that ratchets up the dread with each disquieting scene. Watch the trailer below and be sure to catch His House when it hits Netflix on October 30. 

Featured still from "His House" via Netflix