- Summary: Two brothers team up to battle a terrifying creature living under their bed in this modern suburban nightmare.
- Director: Steven C. Miller
- Genre(s): Horror
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Positive: 0 out of 2
Mixed: 0 out of 2
Negative: 2 out of 2
The real bogeyman is incomprehensible plotting in director Steven C. Miller's Under the Bed, which matches narrative incoherence with one of the most over-the-top portentous scores in horror-cinema history.
Mar 16, 2014I've got one thing to say: What the hell is up with the people that have reviewed this movie? This movie is one of the better horror movies that have come out reacently. When I saw it, it was like "Hallelujah!". In short: not a masterpiece, but damn good. Read on and don't trust anyone who gives this movie any less than a 6 - they are most certainly full of ****
This movie's concept is as old as time - Boogeyman with a twist that is not far from the apple three, but still - a good, fun watch.
Jonny Weston, who plays the lead, has just one flaw in this movie, and it's not a small one - he isn't believable at times. I just don't feel the overall direction of the character was on par with the plot, same with his father, played by Peter Holden. On the other hand, the little brother played by Gattlin Griffith did pretty good for a kid - he got both compassion and a laught out of me.
The overall plot in the movie isn't anything special or original, but it's directed nicely. The movie is very selfconscious about what it is doing, with some minor exceptions that I don't even remember anymore. It has both nice amounts of mystery that setles the plot well, and some well placed gore that doesn't take up 4/5 of the movie - props to that, especially considering in what year was the movie made.
The movie could best be described as a mediocre watch, but the fact that it did an old and famous concept differently and that it is a very fun time, make it worth the time investment. Only the ending ruined it a bit for me, it's reminiscent of Stephen King's IT movies. Horror fans will understand that statement, I trust.
All in all, trust me and if you are looking for a nice supernatural horror flick - check it out. You can consider this movie pretty softcore, it wont make you sleep with the lights on and to me - that's a good thing. Being interesting and spooky sometimes is better than trying to hard. And that's one of the highpoints of this movie. As previously said, director Steven C. Miller was clearly conscious of what he was doing with the movie and it shows. This movie isn't your typical horror movie, it's not something too different or weird either. But it's most certainly better than most movies that come out and get loads of praise for rehashing old tricks like jumpscares and gore. If you are looking for a fun watch - this movie is for you. Just don't expect it to be the next movie that keeps you awake for a week - not gonna happen. However, it will keep you interested for an hour and a half, which is a lot considering the current state of the horror genre. However, you will forget it two days later. But hey, I already forgot Insidious Chapter 2 also, so what?… Expand
Jul 30, 2013Just a ridiculous movie. Initially, there is some character development that threatens to make the movie bearable. Midway thru the movie all goes south with rock bottom coming in the last part of the film. True, most of us remember being afraid of the bogeyman or the dark at some point in our life. This move takes that premise and turns it into horrible movie. The only people that may enjoy this film are children 12 and under. Unfortunately, and for some unknown reason, the film is rated R. It is almost a bad combination of ....on second thought, I don't want to put any movie in the same category as this one.… Expand