Dream House

  • 15
  • Jim Sheridan (2011)
  • US
  • 88 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

A great deal of negative energy swirled around this haunted-house horror on release in 2011. Its golden stars, Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz, seemed reluctant to promote it, and its talented Irish director, Jim Sheridan (more suited to intelligent drama like In the Name of the Father or In America), tried to have his name removed after rows with the studio. But strip all that away and you're left with an entertaining enough yuppie nightmare. Craig and Weisz escape New York with their adorable daughters to a rural idyll where he intends to write. Inevitably, a mysterious figure skulks outside and they find something in the attic. Further investigation reveals a shocking truth about the house's history and the big-impact twist is revealed much earlier than tradition dictates. There's quality support from Naomi Watts and Elias Koteas, and enough jumps and surprises to keep you interested. And, hey, it's got Daniel Craig in it!

Plot Summary

Mystery thriller starring Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts and Rachel Weisz. Successful editor Will Atenton moves to the country to work on a book and spend more time with his wife and children. But he feels that someone is watching the house and then discovers that it was the site of brutal murders. Slowly but surely, his rural idyll becomes a claustrophobic nightmare.

Cast and crew


Will Atenton
Daniel Craig
Ann Patterson
Naomi Watts
Rachel Weisz
Jack Patterson
Marton Csokas
Elias Koteas
Dr Greeley
Jane Alexander
Taylor Geare
Dee Dee
Claire Geare
Chloe Patterson
Rachel Fox


Jim Sheridan

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
Warner Bros
Violence, swearing
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 25 Nov 2011
Certificate 15