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Under the Bed (2013)




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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) XLRatormore
Rating: R (for some horror violence and language)
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Directed By:
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 29, 2013
Xlrator Media


Bryan Rasmussen
as Mr. Evans
Jonny Weston
as Neal Hausman
Gattlin Griffith
as Paulie Hausman
Musetta Vander
as Terry Hausman
Peter Asle Holden
as Angela Hausman
Kelcie Stranahan
as Cara Evans
Tyler Steelman
as Richard Evans
Sam Kindseth
as Robert Evans
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Critic Reviews for Under the Bed

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

Matches narrative incoherence with one of the most over-the-top portentous scores in horror-cinema history.

Full Review… | July 16, 2013
Village Voice
Top Critic

Kids vs. monsters tale that take a while to warm up, but picks up nicely.

Full Review… | October 17, 2013

A standard-issue creepshow, undermined by script holes and a meager budget that brings distinctly subpar effects.

Full Review… | August 1, 2013
One Guy's Opinion

A fun and gory little spooky tale flaws and all.

Full Review… | July 25, 2013
Cinema Crazed

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.

Full Review… | July 21, 2013

The film's sense of conviction and psychological nuance never rises above that of the "I Learned It from Watching You" anti-drug PSA.

Full Review… | July 13, 2013
Slant Magazine

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...

Francisco G.
Francisco Godinho

Super Reviewer


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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