Meet the big genre surprise of SXSW 2014. Until my arrival in Austin, I knew very little – if anything – about Housebound, a film hailing from New Zealand under the direction of Gerard Johnstone and starring Morgana O’Reilly. What you, dear reader, need to know is this is one to look out for. Housebound is a pleasing blend of scares and laughs wrapped in a Tales from the Crypt-like package that doesn’t sacrifice character for thrills. It may run a few minutes too long, but Johnstone clearly knows what it takes to make a horror-comedy work.