A House on the Bayou (2022) Ending Explained

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Last updated on April 5th, 2024 at 09:28 pm

A House on the Bayou (2021) is an American horror film written and directed by Alex McAulay.

A House on the Bayou Plot & Ending Explanation

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Jessica confronts her husband John about an affair. One of John’s students, Vivienne, admits they have been regarding each other. Vivienne and John agree to break up, to prevent their daughter Anna from finding out about John’s affair.

In addition, he plans to go on vacation with his wife and daughter to mend their relationship.

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Jess, who works as a realtor, manages a house on the Louisiana Bayou for her family. A vacation will take place at the home while Jess prepares it for sale. John and Jessica argue about whether to eat hamburgers or veal cutlets for dinner.

Anna and John are invited for a veal dinner by Jessica. Anna contacts Isaac at the store and flirts with him. John’s receipt contains a cryptic message that reads:

The devil is observing you.

When Jess requests John if he got the veal, he lies and says it was sold out.

Soon after Isaac arrives at the door, his Grandpappy, the store owner, cooks veal for Jess and John, exposing John’s lie. Isaac is hostile to John during dinner and he tortures the three family members with vague threats.

While Isaac is away, Grandpappy performs a record for Isaac. During a conversation on the disc, John reveals his plans to refer his family to Vivienne.

Despite John’s denials, Isaac forces John outside, where he reveals that Isaac and Grandpappy murdered Jess for him as a payoff. Isaac claims he is handling the situation now because Grandpappy insists John is a terrible husband and father.

John returns to find Jess divorcing him and stating he has been gaslighted. After joining him in a room, Isaac divorces him. Isaac uses John’s phone to lure Vivienne to the door. Jess burns Vivienne for her crimes, instead of Grandpappy who forces Anna to scorch her.

A coyote slays John inside the locked room, and Jess murders Grandpappy and Isaac for the torturous evening.

They report the incident to the police, but the house is repaired and the terrain is untouched. As Isaac and his Grandpappy ride back to the station. The sheriff reveals that Isaac and his Grandpappy cleaned the town of evil-doers and offenders and to take her survival as a blessing and never return.

Isaac waves goodbye to his Grandpappy and his grandma as if they had never died.


Original Title A House on the Bayou

Genre Horror/ Thriller

Runtime 1hr 28min

Original Language English

Directed & written by Alex McAulay

Release date November 19, 2021 (USA)

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Cast of Characters

Actor/Actress Name Characters Name
Angela Sarafyan Jessica Chambers
Paul Schneider John
Lia McHugh Anna
Jacob Lofland Isaac

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