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
Jul 19, 2013 Limited
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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.
The film's sense of conviction and psychological nuance never rises above that of the "I Learned It from Watching You" anti-drug PSA.
What the production aims to pull off with the picture in the early going isn't where the movie ends up, torching a promising premise on tiresome storytelling and a mangled tonal balance.
Under The Bed offers a fresh take on the fabled boogeyman story, delivering an entertaining explanation of what exactly is going "bump in the night" - along with one hell of a horror finale.
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