Dream House

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Dream House

Jim Sheridan (2011)

15 Certificate


Our Score
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!


Premiere. A man moves to a small town with his wife and two daughters, but receives the startling news that a woman and her children were murdered in his new home five years previously. He begins seeing things which make him suspect the house is haunted, and that there may be a connection between the ghosts and his own past. Horror, starring Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts and Rachel Weisz.

Cast & Crew

Will Atenton Daniel Craig
Ann Patterson Naomi Watts
Libby Rachel Weisz
Jack Patterson Marton Csokas
Boyce Elias Koteas
Dr Greeley Jane Alexander
Trish Taylor Geare
Dee Dee Claire Geare
Chloe Patterson Rachel Fox
Director Jim Sheridan
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosGuidance: Violence, swearingAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 25 Nov 2011