This oddball animated film for adult viewers picks up steam over the course of its three chapters, with the last 30-minute tale providing the most emotionally satisfying of the three.
The first chapter of The House is a disconcerting story of a doomed family that movies into a haunted house. Placing two small girls at the heart of the story, populated with pasty-white, beady-eyed, fuzzy characters, makes it purposefully hard to watch.
The second, more surreal chapter is flat out gross as it devolves into a feast of giant, beetle-like creatures.
The final chapter introduces a bit of humor and ends on a magical note. The animation is surely commendable, and larger themes seem to have been intended, but all this effort is undermined by stories with limited narrative appeal.
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