2018 Feature | DON'T LEAVE HOME

By North Bend Film Festival (other events)

Fri, Aug 24 2018 10:45 PM Sat, Aug 25 2018 12:11 AM

Presented By Snoqualmie Valley Real Estate

Pacific Northwest Premiere

USA | 2018 | 86 Min | Dir. Michael Tully

In 1986, the parents of 8-year-old Siobhan commissioned a portrait of their daughter from Father Alistair Burke, a local cleric in their small Irish community. The following day, Siobhan disappears from her bed; even stranger, her likeness in the painting also fades away. In the present day, American artist Melanie Thomas fascinated by Siobhan’s urban legend, dedicating her latest show to the tale. So when Burke, now living in isolation, summons Melanie to Ireland, she can’t resist. But it doesn’t take long for Melanie to realize that Siobhan’s fate can be explained—just not how she could’ve ever imagined.

Drawing on 1960s and ’70s European horror influences, writer-director Michael Tully (SEPTIEN) has crafted a singularly odd horror film, one that plays with dark comedy as much as it does narrative disorientation and religion-based unease. One of the most unique and altogether weirdest genre films in years, DON’T LEAVE HOME is a strange trip all open-minded genre fans can’t miss.—Matt Barone