Dream House Trailer (2011)

Trailer for Dream House.

Some say that all houses have memories. For one man, his home is the place he would kill to forget. Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Naomi Watts star in "Dream House," a suspense thriller about a family that unknowingly moves into a home where several grisly murders were committed...only to find themselves the killer's next target.

Successful publisher Will Atenton (Craig) quit a job in New York City to relocate his wife, Libby (Weisz), and two girls to a quaint New England town. But as they settle into their new life, they discover their perfect home was the murder scene of a mother and her children. And the entire city believes it was at the hands of the husband who survived.

When Will investigates the tragedy, his only lead comes from Ann Paterson (Watts), a neighbor who was close to the family that died. As Will and Ann piece together the disturbing puzzle, they discover that the story of the last man to leave Will's dream house will be just as horrifying to the one who came next.

Rachel McAdams was originally cast as Daniel Craig’s wife but dropped out of the film. McAdams had previously dropped out of Casino Royale which also starred Craig. Rachel Weisz replaced McAdams and Weisz later married Craig.

Erik Van Looy was originally set to direct the film but Jim Sheridan ended up taking on the directing duties. Sheridan requested his name be removed from the credits after the film was edited by someone else which led him to disagree with the final product.

Dream House became a major box office and critical failure. It received a 6% on Rotten Tomatoes and only earned $38 million worldwide with a budget of over $50 million.

Dream House Trailer Screencap

The trailer for Dream House sure is unsettling but also a bit confusing. The trailer begins as a typical family moves into a house that seems to be perfect until weird things about the house start to appear and they discover the house was the scene of a grisly murder where a man killed his entire family.

Here is where the trailer gets bizarre because Daniel Craig who plays the father of the family tries to find out about the man who killed his family in the house only to find that he is the man. Huh? Did the trailer just give away the entire twist of the movie? Or is there so much more that we as the audience will find out as the truth is revealed? Rachel Weisz plays Craig’s wife who may or may not actually be a ghost or a memory.

Naomi Watts is there too but we are not really given the exact relationship between her and the family but she somehow knows what happened and although the family may be dead, Craig’s character didn’t do it? What is happening in this trailer?

The trailer seems to hint at a lot of possible plot points such as schizophrenia and possession. The film’s title may also signify a play on words and the entire film could all be the dream of one of the characters. No matter what the reality of this difficult to follow premise may be, the trailer for Dream House is weird, frightening, and highly entertaining.

Dream House Trailer Screencap #2

2 min 35 sec


Posted On
July 20, 2011
Jim Sheridan

David Loucka

Universal Pictures

September 30, 2011
Daniel Craig
Naomi Watts
Rachel Weisz
Marton Csokas
Elias Koteas
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