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Child Eater (2016)

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A simple night of babysitting takes a horrifying turn when Helen realizes the boogeyman really is in little Lucas' closet.
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Cast overview:
Cait Bliss Cait Bliss ... Helen Connolly
Colin Critchley ... Lucas Parker
Jason Martin ... Robert Bowery
Dave Klasko ... Tom
Brandon Smalls Brandon Smalls ... Casey
James Wilcox ... Sheriff Connolly
Melinda Chilton ... Ginger
Andrew Kaempfer ... Wesley
Kara Durrett ... Rebecca
Weston Wilson Weston Wilson ... Matthew Parker
Charlotte Patton Charlotte Patton ... Concerned Woman
Hilary R. Walker ... Nurse (as Hilary Walker)
Erika Russo Erika Russo ... Young Mother
Owen Russo Owen Russo ... Young Boy
Gabby Torres Gabby Torres ... Young Ginger (as Gabriella Torres)
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A simple night of babysitting takes a horrifying turn when Helen realizes the boogeyman really is in little Lucas' closet.

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50/50 vision... decent, but could've been better.
22 August 2018 | by lost-in-limboSee all my reviews

"Child Eater" felt like a second-rate "Jeepers Creepers" creation in what's a commonplace independent bogeyman horror (expanded from a short film) playing on the fears of what's lurking in the pitch dark and the protective instincts and responsibilities of parenting, or becoming one. It slowly escalates and pans out like a slight cautionary/or urban folklore tale without the complexities. Writer/director Erlingur Thoroddsen uses conventional tropes in trying to strike up an even balance between the ominously serene atmospherics (of throwaway sound fx) and brazen jolts (by inflicting grisly eyeball trauma). For some reason everything is magnified, including the spotty acting, therefore the story is limited by its small scale origins as the creepiness eventually evaporates into dogged silliness. Expect numerous false build-ups, sudden flashes of a looming figure and characters constantly wandering around investigating every strange occurrence/or sound. Although I did get a kick out of the closet shock. Visually the aesthetics are stylishly executed, dimly lit passages of an isolated old house and barn with an encroaching woodland, but how it gets there is predictably muffled in its formulaic tailoring. The background of the titular monster is delivered throughout in constant monologues, where it would stop everything to explain detailed stories, or horrific past events about this (confusingly) infamous supernatural serial killer. The more we learnt, the less interesting, even unnerving it became. An okay time-waster, but nothing more.


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28 October 2016 (Iceland) See more »

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