October 31st, 2018 marks the surprise release of Weird Pretty Pictures’ latest cinematic outing, In A Stranger’s House. Centred on the strange and horrific goings-on of a man house-sitting in the middle of nowhere, the found footage film sets the nerves on edge as the situation gets more and more harrowing.
The sophomore outing for The O’Briens director Richard Waters, this feature length film is as far removed from the award-winning ensemble romcom as possible. Instead, this film focuses almost exclusively on one character and the claustrophobic intensity of the experience he is going through. Bar some brief appearances by other actors, the entire production, from camera work to acting to editing and sound design and release was handled by Waters alone. The film also features an unbroken 21 minute elaborate take.
The film started out as a challenge for myself. After The O’Briens, I’d been burned by a lot of potential opportunities and was needing something to get that fire inside me going again, and this was it. I did the one scene, where strange things happen with a doll, and I was so happy with the result…
Richard Waters, Writer/Director
Prior to this, Waters’ work in the horror genre has included his short film Video Nasty, which appeared as a part of Bloody Disgusting’s popular World of Death series, and his current short film Life’s A Wish And Then You Die, which is currently doing the festival rounds. Together with producer and collaborator Alison Scarff, he also took part in the inaugural New Blood programme at Frightfest 2017 in London
In A Stranger’s House is available now worldwide from irishhorrorfilm.com and in the US and UK on Amazon streaming.
Weird Pretty Pictures releases this film following the success of their previous feature, Sodium Party, which came out on DVD earlier this year. The score for that film has just been released on vinyl by Spun Out Of Control Records. A DVD release of In A Stranger’s House is expected in 2019.