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Ad of the Day: eerie stop-motion animated film The House comes to Netflix


By Amy Houston, Senior Reporter

January 17, 2022 | 3 min read

Billed as a dark comedy, Netflix’s new animated film The House, comprised of three different stories, is a nightmarish and intriguing piece of creative work that will be sure to give you goosebumps.


Netflix 'The House' by Nexus Studios

Produced by Nexus Studios, the team behind the recent Grammy-nominated Billie Eilish concert feature, the film also boasts the vision of four different directors – Emma De Swaef, Marc James Roels, Niki Lindroth von Bahr and Paloma Baeza.

At first glance, the film seems like it could be for kids due to the doll-like quality of the characters. However, as it progresses, we get a sense of the disturbing nature of the storyline. The two-and-a-half-minute ad brilliantly encompasses the different narratives from each chapter and seamlessly introduces the interesting individuals that, at one stage, have all inhabited the house.


Throughout the video, there’s a whole host of familiar voices, from Helena Bonham Carter to Jarvis Cocker to Matthew Goode, which – combined with the detail-rich set – is bound to entice viewers.


The level of craftmanship overall is quite breathtaking, especially considering that each scene would have been painstakingly photographed, resulting in a visual feast for animated film fans.


Bringing the characters to life was the job of Manchester’s puppet masters Mackinnon & Saunders, who have constructed some of the world’s best-known animated figures, from Bob the Builder to Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride and Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr Fox.

The House premiered globally on January 14 only on Netflix.

Netflix: The House by Nexus Studios

By Netflix

Overall Rating 3/5

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