I said it in my review and I’m saying it again! Co-directing a film about a haunted house is about the last thing you’d expect twin brothers to do after having grown up in a purportedly haunted house but that’s exactly what Aaron and Austin Keeling did and they did a fine job of it to boot. What was so striking for me about The House on Pine Street was that, despite the budget they had to play with, the film serves up such simple yet utterly effective scares thanks to the crew’s sheer gumption, resourcefulness and perfect casting choices.
The House on Pine Street tells the tale of Jennifer (Emily Goss) and her husband Luke (Taylor Bottles) as they move back to her hometown in the hope of finding a calm environment for the arrival of their new baby.
Luke has found the perfect house but Jennifer feels uneasy and soon begins to experience strange phenomena. It begins with objects moving when her back is turned and unexplained knocking sounds but soon escalates into something far more sinister and threatening. With Luke seeing or hearing nothing, his wife’s sanity is questioned. Is Jennifer losing her mind, or is there a dark entity within the house that is all too real?
With the film now hitting the UK on DVD, SCREAM’s Howard Gorman caught up with the Keeling brothers, co-writer/producer Natalie Jones, and the starlet of the show, Emily Goss, to speak all about it…
Words and interviewer: Howard Gorman (@HowardGorman)