Writer-director Remi Weekes’ feature debut horror film “His House” has all the tropes of a classic horror movie: jump scares, spirits, and ghouls, but the film is anything but cliché. The film made its debut on Netflix this October and has since gotten positive reviews from both fans and critics with many praising director Weekes’ successful execution of an unsettling tone and genuine scares.
“His House” follows the story of Bol and Rial, a refugee couple from South Sudan who try their best to adjust to their new life in an English town. When they arrive at their new home, the couple soon discovers that there is an evil that lurks within their walls and that they are haunted by the spirits of the past.
“His House” stands out with its social dialogue on refugees while maintaining the typical elements of the supernatural. Although there are many scenes in the film that help to evoke this unsettling feeling, the film features a powerful scene that manages to take the viewers into the terrifying world of the refugee experience and evokes a gut wrenching emotion that overpowers the scares of any spirit.
The scene is a pivotal moment within the story that reveals the troubling reality of Bol and Rial’s escape from South Sudan. The scene takes the viewer into a flashback that uncovers a dark truth that complicates and twists the narrative, making it much more than your average paranormal horror film.
As a warning, the video contains spoilers for the ending of the film. But if this doesn’t bother you, watch the video above as writer-director Remi Weekes shares the process behind the making of the scene and stars Wunmi Mosaku and Sope Dirisu share their experiences shooting the powerful scene.