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Under the Bed

R Released Jul 19, 2013 1h 28m Horror List
45% Tomatometer 11 Reviews 14% Audience Score 500+ Ratings
Two brothers (Jonny Weston, Gattlin Griffith) join forces to protect themselves and the rest of their family from a monster. Read More Read Less

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Nick Schager Village Voice Matches narrative incoherence with one of the most over-the-top portentous scores in horror-cinema history. Jul 16, 2013 Full Review Ed Gonzalez Slant Magazine The film's sense of conviction and psychological nuance never rises above that of the "I Learned It from Watching You" anti-drug PSA. Rated: 1.5/4 Jul 13, 2013 Full Review Grant Watson Fiction Machine Under the Bed captured my attention, I watched it right the way through, and I enjoyed watching it. At the end of the day that’s always going to be a film’s bottom line. Rated: 6/10 May 29, 2024 Full Review Anton Bitel Projected Figures Once, however, the monster comes out of its hiding place and sheds its psychosexual slough, all that remains is a silly, sub-Joe Dante clash between kids and creature, with a dénouement so bewilderingly arbitrary that disappointment is inevitable. Jun 27, 2016 Full Review Scott Weinberg FEARnet Kids vs. monsters tale that take a while to warm up, but picks up nicely. Oct 17, 2013 Full Review Frank Swietek One Guy's Opinion A standard-issue creepshow, undermined by script holes and a meager budget that brings distinctly subpar effects. Rated: C- Aug 1, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

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kotori d First off the dialogue and writing is all over the place. Such as when the main character was yelling for their sibling. As if something bad was happening (even the music was giving this impression) but once they were upstairs. His urgency was gone and the tone of the scene change to him just casually asking for his sibling before deciding to go to his room instead of his siblings. As well as a moment when a character makes a suggestion but a second later will say don't do it. As if they forgot that they were the ones who suggested the idea. The story was also a bit confusing, it was hard to tell what was going on at times besides, two boys trying to survive a boogie man under one of their beds. Yes the boogie man lives only under one of the siblings beds. The characters are also very easily jumpy at the beginning of the film. The music also was misplaced a couple times, making some scenes far more dramatic than they should be. The set was also badly made as the placement of rooms...seem to change? Overall a mess of a movie. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 05/24/24 Full Review Stephen A A Levitating Plot and Visual Feast Delivered Under the Bed, a 2012 horror flick that promises to keep you on the edge of your seat, or at least hovering somewhere near it, delivers a rollercoaster of scares and head-scratching moments. Let's start with the elephant in the room – the story. Straight away, I don't want to be the bearer of bad news, but the narrative here is as solid as a house of cards in a wind tunnel. It's not just a plot hole; it's more like a plot crater with floating objects that seem to have detoured from Hogwarts. Was the writer a fan of levitating furniture, or did they positively endure a wizard of a time coming up with something remotely interesting? And, speaking of extraordinary noise. Apparently, the entire house is throwing a clandestine rave, with walls shaking and windows rattling. It's like the rest of the family got invited to a silent disco because nobody hears a thing. Maybe they're all hard of hearing or just exceedingly polite. Who knows? But let's not dwell on the negatives. The real hero of this horror tale is the director, who managed to turn a questionable script into a visual feast. The camera work deserves a standing ovation, with angles so captivating they could make a documentary about paint drying riveting. The lighting is on point, the panning is a symphony of motion, and close-ups are so intimate you might want to check your personal space afterwards. When the effects burst onto the scene, they do so with the subtlety of a sledgehammer – gore-drenched and head-tearing, leaving little to the active imagination. Kudos for opting for wet work over CGI; it's like choosing a quality wine over a fruit punch – way nastier and much more satisfying. The pacing, orchestrated by the directorial maestro, deserves a gold medal. It's a delightful blend of sprinting and strolling, hitting the right beats at the right moments. The performances rise above the murky waters of mediocrity despite the wonky characters. The shouty, quarrelsome father might be a cliché, but the actor behind the character delivers his lines with enough ardour to cause you to forget seeing this act many times before. In conclusion, if you're in the mood for a horror flick and fortunately possess the unique ability to suspend disbelief like it's on a bungee cord, Under the Bed might be your cup of spooky tea. Sure, the storyline is as holey as Swiss cheese, but the director's considerable prowess and the gory effects generously offer a distraction juicy enough for a wet winter evening. But I'd rather wrestle with a poltergeist armed with a feather duster before revisiting this flick. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 11/17/23 Full Review Purple F Trash 🗑. Nothing happens in an hour of the movie. It doesn't make sense at all. Waste of time. I want that hour of my life back. They talk to low. And the fx sounds are loud. Is trash. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 08/14/23 Full Review Elvis D Esta película de bajo presupuesto nos narra la clásica historia del monstruo escondido debajo de la cama, que era algo a lo que muchos niños solían temerle. Es una historia simple enfocándose en 2 hermanos teniendo que enfrentarse a esta variante clásica del Boogeyman y es algo más duro para el hermano mayor que ha pasado tiempo internado viviendo con ese horror. La película es al principio un drama enfocado en estos dos hermanos mezclado con esta clásica historia de terror del monstruo debajo de la cama. De cierta manera plasma bien ese típico terror infantil, pero la película en sí es un tema distinto. Las actuaciones son regulares y vaya que el padre de los 2 hermanos es demasiado duro por ser el típico padre que piensa que todo solo está en la imaginación de los hermanos. La banda sonora es decente y la producción también. En cuanto a la criatura, no está mal el diseño. El tercer acto es lo que compensa el ritmo que tiene la película al principio, pero se pueden notar que hay agujeros de guion. Además, no se explica muy bien claro como la madre de los hermanos murió en las garras del monstruo. Ni siquiera tiene mucho sentido la forma en que derrotan a la criatura. El concepto de la película es bastante bueno por como quiso materializar ese miedo infantil a los monstruos que se esconden en la oscuridad, pero hubiera sido mucho mejor que esta película hubiese sido hecha por un estudio más profesional. Mi calificación final para esta película es un 6/10. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/10/23 Full Review dave j Executive produced, edited and directed by Steven C. Miller with a supposedly troubled teen Neal Hausman (Jonny Weston) comes back to his family after staying away for 2 years living with his grandparents. We find out later that he is the older brother who once tried to get rid of the thing that's been terrorizing both him and his younger brother, Paulie (Gattlin Griffith) "Under the Bed" hence the title and attempted to get rid of it by setting it on fire. And upon coming back his dad and his new so-called wife still do not believe him. Plays like an RL Stiine horror novel. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Just awful, poor acting. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis Two brothers (Jonny Weston, Gattlin Griffith) join forces to protect themselves and the rest of their family from a monster.
Director
Steven C. Miller
Producer
William Clevinger, Brad Miska, Tom Owen
Screenwriter
Eric Stolze
Production Co
Site B, Through the Heart
Rating
R (Language|Some Horror Violence)
Genre
Horror
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Jul 19, 2013, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Jan 25, 2017
Runtime
1h 28m
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