Woodlice dance, a mouse is hospitalized, and a man is haunted by a large head in the first trailer for The House, which delivers on the project’s promise of quirky dark comedy.
The trailer gives a strong flavor of Netflix’s stop-motion anthology film, showcasing its subtle animation and eerie ambience, which is nicely sustained across the three contrasting segments. Watch it below, ahead of the film’s premiere on January 14:
Each segment tells the story of the titular house in a different era, focusing on its inhabitants at that time. In the first, set in the 1800s, an impoverished man meets a mysterious benefactor. The second part follows a property developer trying to make a quick sale in the present day. The third takes place in the near future, when the landscape around the house has changed drastically.