Writer/director Osgood Perkins has premiered two horror movies at the Toronto International Film Festival in as many years, with “I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House” debuting at the fest last month. Anyone intrigued by that alluring title — or the fact that Perkins is the son of Anthony “We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes” Perkins — won’t have to wait long, as the film is headed to Netflix this week. Watch its trailer below.
Ruth Wilson stars in the haunted-house thriller, informing us via voiceover narration that “I am 28 years old — I will never be 29.” She plays an in-home nurse for an elderly author of Shirley Jackson–like novels whose most famous, unsettling work may or may not be connected to the house she lives in.
Paula Prentiss, Bob Balaban and Lucy Boynton co-star in “I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House.” The film is available to stream on Netflix this Friday, October 28.