His House

Director: Remi Weekes
Year Released: 2020
Rating: 2.5

Having escaped from war-torn Sudan, husband and wife Bol (Sope Dirisu) and Rial (Wunmi Mosaku) are granted asylum in one of the seedier parts of London - with caseworker Mark (Matt Smith) keeping an eye on them - and at night they're convinced there's someone living in the walls of their home.  As an allegory for trauma manifesting itself around being "foreigners" in a strange land (they get told to "go back to Africa" by some kids who are also of African descent) and guilt over having done a very bad thing themselves it's actually got some heft to it, but going back-and-forth between being a social justice movie and a splatter movie (with zombies and mutants) pulls it in two directions and as a result is messy and lacks cohesion.  Still, for trying to be more of a "thinking person's horror movie" than just a typical "jump scares all over the place" cheap affair it deserves a decent amount of credit, and I have a good feeling it will gain a cult following.