Under the Bed (2013)
Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.
Every child knows about the monster under the bed-Neal Hausman's mistake was trying to fight it. Neal (Jonny Weston, Chasing Mavericks) has returned from a two-year exile following his tragic attempt to defeat the monster, only to find his father ticking ever closer to a breakdown, a new stepmother who fears him, and his little brother Paul (Gattlin Griffith, Green Lantern, Changeling), terrorized by the same monster. While Neal and Paul work together to try and fight the nocturnal menace, their parents are taking desperate measures to get the family back to normal. With no support from their parents, the brothers have nothing to rely on but each other, and courage beyond belief.(c) XLRator … More
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Critic Reviews for Under the Bed
Matches narrative incoherence with one of the most over-the-top portentous scores in horror-cinema history.
Kids vs. monsters tale that take a while to warm up, but picks up nicely.
A standard-issue creepshow, undermined by script holes and a meager budget that brings distinctly subpar effects.
Unfolds with a nuance and relative level of sophistication that belies its generic title, before eventually succumbing to a haphazard, poorly explained explosion of gore.
Audience Reviews for Under the Bed
Was this ever bad... The acting and dialogue are beyond atrocious, it made me cringe everytime these actors opened their mouth. I actually felt embarassed for them. Wouldn't be a problem if the movie wasn't such a drag that doesn't go anywhere, featuring a bland monster that feeds on dead tissue (???), hides under a bed and also behind a shit ton of plot holes and inconsistencies that make little sense in the end.
There's some solid deaths in the end but the set up is so stupid they become quickly laughable.
"RUUUUUUUUUUUUNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!" - dad with male boobs
so so bad...
Featuring a sort of interesting premise, Under the Bed tackles the age-old childhood fear of the monster under the bed. Enjoyable at times, Under the Bed is never quite creepy enough and often feels like a bad contemporary version of Monster Squad. Still, it's equivocation of monsters and parental anger manages to elevate and provide some misdirection to what is an otherwise brainless action-horror formula.
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