In the beginning of Dream House Daniel Craig's Will begins a new life quitting what appears to be a very high level position in New York City for a quiet home in Fairfield County, Connecticut. He is about to write the book he always wanted to write and his wife (Rachel Weisz) and two daughters Trish and Dee Dee love the idea.
His family life is just too perfect and we begin to wonder what is going on in this Dream House? He quickly meets Ann Paterson (Naomi Watts) the neighbor across the street and her teen daughter Chloe (Rachel G. Fox) and it is obvious she knows more than we do about Will's situation.
When kids see faces in the windows, Will only receives the cold shoulder from the police, who only say that Ashford is a safe town now. While the background music builds up Will finds teens with candles acting out in the basement and from that point the film is no longer scary, it is a psychological maze filled with questions as Will no longer can find his family. Clues tend to be in numbers, there are numbers in a doorway where little girl's height was measured and the 8-10-10 number has meaning to the police as they turn it into a name.
Far too quickly we realize we are in the Twilight Zone and reality is stretched beyond reality, as we watch a very capable cast in a film that gives up its secrets when they should remain hidden.