The Happy House by D.W. Wong stars Khan Baykal, Aya Cash and Marceline Hugot and is due to be released in May 2013.
The trailer for The Happy House is over stylised nonsense that tells you absolutely nothing about the film. It isn’t very often that I have to refer to a film’s synopsis in order to gauge what it is about:
Their relationship on the rocks, a young Brooklyn couple heads to a remote B&B to work things out. But from the moment they arrive at The Happy House it’s one disaster after another, and they soon begin to suspect they’ve wandered into a real life horror movie. Events escalate from weird to terrifying as they contend with the house’s batty owner, her imposing son, a moody Swedish lepidopterist, a pedantic English professor, an extraordinarily rare butterfly, the world’s best blueberry muffins, a .44 Magnum, a demented serial killer, and one very strict rulebook.
I don’t think I will be the only person who after watching that trailer didn’t realise that The Happy House is a horror. If anything I thought it was more of a quirky indie comedy.
I would urge the team behind The Happy House to recut another trailer as this current version misrepresents the films contents and portrays it as a slow indie film with limited appeal.