Horror Review: The Inhabitants (2015)

The Inhabitants

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A young couple gets more than they bargained for when they buy an historic bed and breakfast in New England only to discover that the old house is hiding a dark secret within its walls.

Directors: Michael Rasmussen, Shawn Rasmussen
Writers: Michael Rasmussen, Shawn Rasmussen
Stars: Elise Couture, Michael Reed, India Pearl
Release Date: 13 October 2015 (USA)
Runtime: 90 min

Michael Rasmussen and Shawn Rasmussen are not exactly new to the horror genre having written The Ward in 2012 and written and directed 2013’s Dark Feed. While I was a fan of The Ward, and I seemed to be one of only a few of them, I have not really had a desire to re watch it again.

With 2015, comes the Rasmussen brothers’ latest film, The Inhabitants, a thrilling genre piece about a couple who purchase a historic bed and breakfast in New England only to discover that they got a few additions with the house – namely some ghosts.

From the outset, The Inhabitants appears to be yet another formulaic paint by numbers film with nothing original to offer, but I quickly became hooked into the film wanting to know what was about to happen next.

Jessica, played by Elise Couture, and Dan, played by Michael Reed, are a great couple in a loving relationship and they both act the part amazingly well. Jessica is absolutely lovable and Dan appears to be a dream husband. As the couple start to work on their new bed and breakfast, Jessica begins to change. Once Dan returns from an unexpected business trip, Jessica becomes a completely different person and Dan is left to figure out what has happened.

The Inhabitants is not loaded with gore or practical effects and the story is not exactly original, but the characters are played well and the film offers enough jumps to keep the viewer on their heels with a decent story between jumps.

What works with The Inhabitants is that you go in with no expectations and end up watching a film that you want to dig into a little more. Of course, this is not the film of the year by any means, but if I can watch a low budget film is like this and get more than I planned for, that becomes a win for me.

The Inhabitants (2015) Trailer

  • fearshop

    That is sweet. You are awesome.

  • James DePaolo

    Not sure if you know, they gave us the front cover of their movie box.