Anyone Home? – USA, 2019 – reviews

Anyone Home? aka Model Home is a 2019 American horror-thriller about a single mother who is recruited to live in an unsold property in an empty development.

Directed by Patrick Cunningham – making his directorial debut – from a screenplay co-written with William Day Frank, the movie stars Monique Gabriela Curnen, Kathy Baker, Luke Ganalon and Jon Jon Briones.

Plot:

A single mother suffering from bipolar disorder begins to entertain dangerous fantasies while working as a live-in caretaker of an unsold model home. Isolated and under enormous pressures — from the local realtor and her own unrealistic expectations – she descends into a nightmare far more powerful than any American Dream…

Reviews:

“There are multiple layers embedded into the script of Model Home, and the duality of its purpose – the harsh keeping up with the Joneses commentary on the proverbial American dream and its brutal depiction of mental illness – gives the film its strength.” Jeannie Blue, Cryptic Rock

“It’s a new twist on an old genre, with a unique vision, pertinent social criticism, and powerful ideas. And while not traditionally frightening, it’s relentlessly disturbing and unnerving in a way that will haunt you.” Stephanie Cole, Nightmare on Film Street

Release:

Anyone Home? was released on VOD and Digital HD by Gravitas Ventures on September 20th, 2019. The movie premiered at the North Bend Film Festival on August 25th, 2019.

Cast and characters:

  • Monique Gabriela Curnen … Camila
  • Kathy Baker … Brenda
  • Luke Ganalon … Jaime
  • Jon Jon Briones … Mr Fan
  • Keram Malicki-Sánchez … Dean
  • Maree Cheatham … Mrs Kakanian
  • Jasper Cole … Walker
  • Victoria Cruz … Rosario
  • Jill Jordan … Krysti Culpo
  • Cici Lau … Mrs Fan
  • Sunny Vachher … EMT Ritzmann

Technical details:

82 minutes

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