Osgood Perkins is now one of my top indie filmmakers.
Even though he penned the awful, terrible, no-good The Girl in the Photographs (it’s clear that the director destroyed his script), Osgood’s directorial debut, The Blackcoat’s Daughter (February), landed in my list of best genre films of 2015.
After Blackcoat, I cannot wait to see what comes next. Thankfully, we won’t have to wait long.
Netflix acquired Perkins’ I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House, which stars Academy Award Nominee Bob Balaban (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom), Lucy Boynton (February) and Golden Globe winner Ruth Wilson (“The Affair,” Saving Mr. Banks), and will release it on their streaming service October 28th.
Bloody Disgusting has the exclusive trailer premiere for I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House, which follows Lily (Wilson), a young nurse hired to care for elderly Helen Bloom, a best-selling author of ghost stories who has chosen to live out her final days in her beloved country home – a home that holds an horrific ghost story of its own.
Joe Lipsett reviewed the film out of the Toronto International Film Festival, calling it a “slow-burn ghost story” that’s “a brazen, confident sophomore effort from Perkins.”