Dream House a nightmare

Dream House a nightmare

Isabel Peña, Staff Reporter

How can you tell the difference between reality and imagination? That is what Will Atenton (Daniel Craig) has to figure out in the movie Dream House. This movie is thrilling, suspenseful, and keeps you waiting for what will happen next. It has everything you could want in a psychological thriller like suspense, perception, and mystery.

After Atenton quits his job in New York City, he relocates his family to a New England town. To the family’s surprise, the new home is the murder scene of a mother and her children. The entire town believes this to be the doing of the father that survived. As Atenton pieces together this mystery with neighbor Ann Paterson (Naomi Watts), who was close to the family that lived there before, they find that he and his family are the next victims of this dream house.

I was really expecting a little bit more out of this movie. The movie was hyped too much and the special effects were minimal.  However, there weren’t too many opportunities to use special effects. What I did like was the acting. Although this movie is a drama, nothing was done over the top and it was all pretty believable to a certain extent.

At first, this movie seems to be like a regular Hollywood feature: Father quits job, family moves to their new, perfect house they’ve always wanted, and everything seems great. However, as the story develops everything isn’t great and you find yourself caught off guard with the suspense and mind boggling twists. This is a great movie to see if you like sitting on the edge of your seat, anticipating what will happen next.