DWELLING (2016) Reviews and overview



‘They’re dying to get out’

Dwelling is a 2016 American paranormal horror film written and directed by Kyle Mecca, making his feature debut. It stars Erin Marie Hogan, Mu-Shaka Benson and Devanny Pinn.

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A young couple, Ellie (Erin Marie Hogan) and Gavin (Mu-Shaka Benson), deliberately moves into a haunted house to contact the other side.

Until their conduit, a painted black mirror proves to contain a malevolent presence hell-bent on bringing harm to their new family…


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Dwelling is an impressive directorial debut from writer/director Kyle Mecca. It’s stylish and creepy from the first shot to the last, and legit had me jumping. Pair that with a bone-chilling score and haunting performances from the cast, Dwelling is a creepy little gem that’s on par with bigger films.” Hunter Johnson, LA Horror

“Now on the story side, Dwelling might be a tad confusing – but that actually serves the movie as a whole very well, as it’s not so much about spoon-feeding the audience ready-made answers as it is about building up a creepy atmosphere … and the more there is left unanswered on that account the better.” Mike Haberfelner, Search My Trash


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“The film unfolds slowly and adds layers along the way, telling an effective story. It also creates characters we care about that are given life with strong performances from the cast. Kudos to first-time feature film director Kyle Mecca for creating a solid film.” The Indie Horror Review

Dwelling has so much going for it, atmosphere, mystery and plenty of suspense that will have you at the edge of your seat. Top that all off with a brilliant cast and some awesome creepiness and you have one the best horror films of 2017 so far.” Patrick Ricketts, Video Views

Main cast:

  • Erin Marie Hogan – Academy of Doom; Axeman at Cutter’s Creek; Evil Within
  • Mu-Shaka Benson – Half Dead; The Vampire; Savage Christmas
  • Devanny Pinn – Return to Yucca Flats: Desert Man-Beast; The Los Angeles Ripper; The Black Dahlia Haunting
  • Abigail Mary
  • Bill Brown
  • Josie DiVincenzo
  • Alexandra Merritt Mathews
  • Emma Stablewski
  • Makenzy Glover
  • Fattie King
  • Leora Owens
  • Ava Sammarco
  • Raven Khreis
  • Carly Illos

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