Dream House is a horror movie starring Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts, and Rachel Weisz. The movie starts with a husband (Will Atenton played by Daniel Craig) and wife (Libby played by Rachel Weisz) with their two daughters from New York moving to the suburbs of Connecticut. They have a very secretive neighbor, Ann Patterson (played by Naomi Watts).
Will Attenton is a publisher from Manhattan and Libby is a stay-at-home mom taking care of their two daughters and doing do-it-yourself renovation on their newly bought dreamy and picture perfect house. Something is not normal when their neighbor Ann Patterson looks at Will funny, a bunch of teenagers invade their basement, a strange man peeps in their windows and yet the cops are reluctant to help.
As Will investigates, the twist is revealed. Halfway through the movie, Will’s yuppie appearance turns to halfway-house look; lost and disheveled. It is revealed that Will Attenton is not actually Will but Peter. Peter is released from a mental institution, he was accused of killing his wife and 2 daughters.
By the last third of the movie, the solution to the film’s mystery is revealed. Peter did not kill his wife and 2 kids but was killed by the husband of Ann. Ann and husband are in a bitter custody dispute. Peter is wrongly accused and put in a mental institution but eventually released. The movie plot is not the standard horror movie. It is a horror movie with a “twist”.
Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz are cute as a couple and acted their parts very well. So did Naomi Watts as the caring neighbor. The movie is directed by Jim Sheridan.
The movie is okay if you have nothing else to do for the day.