Netflix has released the trailer for the bizarre animated anthology The House. From directors Emma de Swaef & Marc Roels, Niki Lindroth von Bahr, and Paloma Baeza, the movie tells three separate stories of the people who’ve called one particular house their home.
A dark comedy with a very unique look, The House looks like it’s very nicely done, as you can see in the trailer below.
«The House is an eccentric dark comedy about a house and the three surreal tales of the individuals who made it their home. An animated anthology directed by the leading voices in independent stop motion animation: Emma de Swaef and Marc Roels, Niki Lindroth von Bahr and Paloma Baeza and produced by Nexus Studios,» reads the official synopsis. You can check out additional details for each of the three stories below.
– Story 1, directed by Marc James Roels & Emma de Swaef: Set in the 1800s, impoverished Raymond meets a mysterious benefactor who promises to restore both him and his family to their former status. The family soon learns that wants and desires may not always lead you where you expect.
– Story 2, directed by Niki Lindroth von Bahr: Set in the present day, a harassed property developer tries to make a quick sale from a renovation. However, some eerie unexpected guests have other plans and become the catalyst to a more personal transformation
– Story 3, directed by Paloma Baeza: Set in the near future, the house survives a hugely changed landscape. We meet Rosa, a young landlady determined to stay in her beloved crumbling house and restore it to its former glory. But Rosa’s unrealistic vision has blinded her to the inevitable change that is coming and to what matters most.
The voice cast includes Mia Goth, Matthew Goode, Claudie Blakley, Mark Heap, Joshua McGuire, Stephanie Cole, Miranda Richardson, Jarvis Cocker, Sven Wollter, Yvonne Lombard, Bimini Bon Boulash, Susan Wokoma, Helena Bonham-Carter, Paul Kaye, and Will Sharpe.
«The House is a collection of cinematic stories that are intelligent, witty, inquisitive, warm, and yet packed with offbeat humor.
We’re thrilled to have found in Netflix such a perfect home for The House,» said Nexus Studios co-founder and series producer Charlotte Bavasso.
Head of the adult animation for Netflix, Mike Moon, added: “Nexus Studios has a remarkable history of working with the best animators from all over the world.
We’re thrilled to partner with Nexus Studios and their incredible directors to bring The House to life.”
Netflix is a good home for these kinds of «out there» stop-motion animations. Last year, the streamer unveiled the holiday special Alien Xmas from the creators of Killer Klowns from Outer Space.
That 40-minute special takes place when a race of kleptomaniac aliens attempt to steal Earth’s gravity in order to more easily take everything on the planet.
If you enjoyed that special, then chances are you might enjoy this new anthology movie The House.
The House is set to start streaming on Jan. 14, 2022. You’ll be able to find it exclusively on Netflix.