Home Movie

Synopsis: Documents one family's descent into darkness, using a compilation of found home-made footage. In the remote woods of upstate New York, the Poe family lives a Norman Rockwell life. Perfect house. Perfect marriage. If only the children stopped stapling frogs to trees. Something is very wrong with Jack and Emily Poe, the ten-year old twins. And, to stop them, their parents must enter the nightmare of their minds. The only question is: who will survive the night?
Director(s): Christopher Denham
  1 win & 1 nomination.
77 min

One more,

one more, one more.

- Whoop!

- What was that, a rock?



What's the matter?

- We're done.

- What happened?

- He's throwing rocks at me.

- What?!

#Du-duh! #


Du-duh! Du-duh! #

#Du-duh! Du-duh!

Du-duh! #

Today we're going to learn

about the ancient art of raking.

Raking was first discovered

by a Chinese mountain

task force in 1802.

My lovely assistant Jack Poe

is raking today because

he's being punished for throwing

a rock at his dad's head.

What you got, Jack?

A dead bug.

This is where we employ

the notorious garbage bag technique.

And there you have it, kids.

That's our lesson for today:

Dead things go in trash bags.

Love is in the air, can you feel it?

Hmmm? Yes?

Don't let me

keep you up. Okay.

It's Friday,

November 9th, 10:30 PM.

It's Clare and I's

10th wedding anniversary...

and I'm gonna go

attempt a most dangerous stunt.

But before I go,

in case I don't come back,

Jack, I want you to know

how much I love you.

And, Emily, I love you

very very much too.

So, um, well...

this stunt is most dangerous.

I wouldn't have anybody,

uh, attempt it

if you're amateur

or if you're faint of heart.

I'm gonna go try and jump

all 206 of my wife's bones.

Okay, bye. Wish me luck.

Oh... shit!

Great. Give me this.

Happy anniversary.

You better not have

the camera in here!

I don't have the camera in here.

What do you think I am, a pervert?


"'The Mask of Sanity,'

by Hervey M Cleckley."

Some people

have booze. My wife has books.

- Ah... come here.

- No!

- Cheese plate?

- That's a cheese plate?

- Yes, and that's a box of wine.

- I'm not drinking wine

- that comes out of a box.

- Kiss me, elitist.

I am not an elitist.

Come on, I just moved

our family here

to the middle

of the woods six months ago.

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Christopher Denham

Christopher Denham is an American actor, film director, writer, and producer. He directed Home Movie (2008) and is best known for his role in Argo (2012) more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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