Krazy House

  • 90'
  • Netherlands
  • 2024

A 1990s-style sitcom in which a cutesy family (literally named the Christians) is home-invaded by a bloodthirsty Russian father and his two teenage sons. Krazy House’s jarring tonal shifts, the pitiless vision of a devastated society, and its ultimate breaking of the fiction’s ‘fourth wall’ illusion, seem to nod simultaneously to Haneke’s Funny Games (1997) and an array of pop artefacts. Not to mention the presence of Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz, 2007; Shaun of the Dead, 2004) as the religious family man, and Alicia Silverstone from Clueless (dir. Amy Heckerling, 1995) as the hysterical mother!

Krazy House is a riotous, extreme, unhinged comedy. It will make you gag in the double sense: in laughter, and in revulsion! In a film where truly nothing is sacred, religious values and icons are subject to relentless slaughter – as are love, work, family and all shibboleths of the past. The anarchic motto of the story is brazenly declared: “Kill them all!”

Popular Dutch creative duo Steffen & Flip serve up a heady brew here, skillfully passing from initial sitcom stylings to darker shades of gory horror. This will surely be the supreme cult movie of 2024!

–  Adrian Martin

  • 90'
  • Netherlands
  • 2024
Directors
Steffen Haars, Flip van der Kuil
Premiere
European premiere
Country of production
Netherlands
Year
2024
Festival Edition
IFFR 2024
Length
90'
Medium
DCP
Languages
English, Russian
Producer
Maarten Swart
Production Company
Kaap Holland Film
Sales
Kaap Holland Film
Screenplay
Steffen Haars, Flip van der Kuil
Cinematography
Joris Kerbosch
Editor
René van Berge Henegouwen, Flip van der Kuil
Production Design
Ben Zuydwijk
Sound Design
Arno Willemstein
Music
Michiel Marsman
Cast
Nick Frost, Alicia Silverstone, Kevin Connolly, Gaite Jansen, Jan Bijvoet, Walt Klink, Chris Peters, Matti Stooker
Local Distributor
Splendid Film
Directors
Steffen Haars, Flip van der Kuil
Premiere
European premiere
Country of production
Netherlands
Year
2024
Festival Edition
IFFR 2024
Length
90'
Medium
DCP
Languages
English, Russian
Producer
Maarten Swart
Production Company
Kaap Holland Film
Sales
Kaap Holland Film
Screenplay
Steffen Haars, Flip van der Kuil
Cinematography
Joris Kerbosch
Editor
René van Berge Henegouwen, Flip van der Kuil
Production Design
Ben Zuydwijk
Sound Design
Arno Willemstein
Music
Michiel Marsman
Cast
Nick Frost, Alicia Silverstone, Kevin Connolly, Gaite Jansen, Jan Bijvoet, Walt Klink, Chris Peters, Matti Stooker
Local Distributor
Splendid Film