Retro Trailer: "Paperhouse" (1988)
I just got back from enjoying the hell out of "Super 8" and cannot stop getting all nostalgic about the kid friendly 80's horror movies that I used to be obsessed with growing up. "Paperhouse" was one of those movies, about a neglected girl, Anna, who draws a house while suffering from a fever. During her fever induced dreams she finds herself dreaming about what she draws and begins adding to the house and realizing her dreams are turning into nightmares. The dream sequences in this movie are truly chilling and the whole movie is told from Anna's point of view. Typically, I am not a fan of children as the main actors in movies, but Charlotte Burke does an amazing job as Anna. Unfortunately, this was her first and only film. Even more unfortunate, is that to the best of my knowledge, the DVD has not yet been released in the US. If you are lucky enough to get a hold of this one, it's a must view! Check out the trailer below and for all you book nerds, "Paperhouse" was based on the novel 'Marianne Dreams' by Catherine Storr.