After making a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, a young refugee couple struggle to adjust to their new life in a small English town that has an unspeakable evil lurking beneath the surface.
Director Remi Weekes: "His House is a haunted house story about two immigrants trying to make a home in a foreign country. Unlike traditional haunted house stories where the protagonist might be able to escape, our protagonists - two displaced asylum seekers - do not have the privilege to simply leave. Rather, they are stuck having to survive within their house. This is often the case in the UK, where asylum seekers have to follow draconian rules when given accommodation. This is also often the case with trauma - you're stuck having to find ways to survive your grief, and finding ways to heal within it.
Growing up in the UK, I have always been aware of the anxieties immigrants and minorities generate. As is written in Nikesh Shukla's book 'Good Immigrant', The narratives of immigrants are often flattened, fitting neatly in either victim or villain roles. Ethnic minorities often have to perform as the 'Good Immigrant' to survive. Making this film I wanted to step away from these social commentaries and move into a space more psychological, emotional and personal."
HIS HOUSE debuts globally on 30th October only on Netflix.