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Paperhouse(1988)

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  • Paperhouse delivers

    • PeterDM
    • 5/5/11

    A tightly paced, surreal suspense thriller, Paperhouse is based on Catherine Storr's book "Marianne Dreams."11-year-old Anna (Charlotte Burke) draws a picture of a house. When she becomes ill and slips into unconsciousness, she finds herself at the house she created. When she awakens, she adds details to the picture which are manifested the next time she "visits" the house. She draws a boy into the picture, who is crippled and cannot walk -- and turns out that he exists in the real world. The story turns nightmarish as her father enters the fantasy world bent on destroying everything with a hammer.The cast is first-rate, with Ben Cross and Glenne Headly as Anna's parents.The story jumps back and forth between Anna's fantasy world and real life. One thing I missed from the book were the rocks surrounding the house that could move and had eyes, which made it all the creepier. The movie nonetheless delivers with a punch on all accounts. Definitely worth a look.Despite the fact that the main character is a child, many scenes may be too intense for younger children.

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