From a psycho-killer dad with a deadly case of multiple-personality disorder, to the culminating shot of two little girls holding hands, Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” is stamped all over this trailer. And if we’re constantly comparing the two film’s, “Dream House” won’t stand a chance. But to compare anything horror to “The Shining” isn’t fair — like comparing suspense to Hitchcock.
So, shelving ”The Shining” for the moment, this “Dream House” trailer executes its concept with near-perfect editing and the artful, haunting touch of brilliant director Jim Sheridan. In an industry packed to the gills in horror, it stands out from the fray.