Blu-ray Review “Under the Bed”

underthebedActors: Jonny Weston, Gattlin Griffith, Peter Holden, Musetta Vander, Kelcie Stranaha
Directors: Steven C. Miller
Rated: R (Restricted)
Studio: Xlrator
Release Date: July 30, 2013
Run Time: 88 minutes

Film: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Extras: N/A

I have been a fan of Steven C. Miller’s films since I first saw “Automaton Transfusion” years ago. His latest projects like “The Aggression Scale” and “Silent Night” are showing him getting better and better as a director. Steven has a love for the classic horror scares and he set out to do that with “Under the Bed” and succeeds. The film has some nice jumps and also well shot. It is also feels very original and not like another tired low-budget horror film. The scale of the film feels quite large, which is another thing that I believe that Steve has mastered with his film. I would easily recommend this to any horrorhound and if you like it, be sure to also check out his other films as well.

Official Premise: 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.

The film also packs a pretty decent cast including Jonny Weston (“Chasing Mavericks”), Gattlin Griffith (“Green Lantern”) and Peter Holden (The Social Network). The Blu-ray itself looks sharp with its 1080p transfer and its audio track does well with the creepy score to set the scene for the jumps. The one part that I was the most upset with was there is zero special features included. I am seeing a bit of a trend with recent Xlrator releases and I hope that this doesn’t continue on this trend. I would have loved to see a commentary and behind-the-scenes featurettes.


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