Written by Scotty
Many things go through our minds when trying to find the perfect place to live. Some people are worried about location, is it close enough to a store, a restaurant, a school? Others are more worried about what people will think about it, it is designed the way I can decorate it, is the exterior appealing, will it help me meet the perfect person? While some others are looking for the solitude that comes with its location, along with the land that surrounds it. So many things to think about when even looking at a new possible home, but once you find that perfect one, you know it and it will be the place where you will spend the rest of your days.
The Hays family is looking for a new place to live, as Charlie has just remarried after his widow’s untimely death. With his new wife Susan at his side, he is worried about her happiness, along with his daughter Emmy’s. Although the two most important women in his life have not been getting along, he wants a fresh start and to make his family become happy, like they were before he became a widow.
The Thompson family is looking for a new home away from all of their worldly trouble. As Don is worried about money, his wife Leslie, is trying to find a place where she can she can be happy and busy. With their son Jason trying to escape his past, he does not care where they move to, as long as they are away from the city and he can forget about the accident that his father will never let him live down.
As the two families are trying to find their next home, they both wind up meeting at lot 6485. As it is a great location with plenty of land, both families are interested, but Charlie Hays decides to excuse his family as the Thompson’s pull up. Driving back towards the main road, Charlie sees something jump in front of the car and slams on the breaks. Not thinking he hit anything, the family finds a young girl with blood dripping from her mouth. The Thompsons find the Hays family on the side of the road and help bring the girl back to the safety of the house they just visited, but when they try to turn around and make it to the main road, they are brought back to the same place, lot 6485.
All attempts of leaving the house become futile as they always wind up facing the house. As the speakers around the house say that this is the place for one lucky family to own, the two families end up stuck there together with no chance of escape. With strange visions infecting their dreams, along with blasts of their own pasts haunting them, they need to find a way to escape the house of their dreams, but in one way or another, they are all fated to be at the house and suffer its wrath.
House Hunting follows two families as they are looking for a new place to call home. As the Hays family is looking to start their life over after the loss their mother, the Thompson family is looking for a place to get away from the monotony of everyday life. As the two families meet at lot 6485, their dream house, they find a mute girl on the road that has her tongue cut out. Not knowing what is wrong with the young woman, they return her to the house, not knowing what fears it has in store for them. Not being able to escape the property, the two families live together for over a month, but with no way of escaping the lot, they have to find a way to make it back to safety. With each family members past being called into play, the house has a way to make them all see what they have done, but being able to figure out why they are all prisoners of the property makes each individual admit to the group what they have done. But will that be enough to escape the torment, or will they be forced to go even further?
A house that can play the mental game with a person is scary enough, but when it makes you have to admit your past, forget about it. I will not lie, I have watched this movie a couple of times and have found something different every time, depending on my mood. This is the kind of horror movie that I like to watch, as it disturbs me to no end. With each character trying to hide from something in their past, it is great to watch them try to overcome it, even when there is no way for them to accomplish it. Keeping your eyes focused on the future is the way to live your life, no lie, but pretending like your past is nonexistent, well, that could lead to more problems altogether. Stay Scared.