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Under the Bed

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Under the Bed

High-Def Digest
6 August 2013
  • Conclusion: Most of 'Under the Bed' is too tame, dull, and simplistic to appeal toward a mature audience, and the rest of it is too inexplicably gory to be appropriate for younger viewers. With a total lack of imagination or tonal cohesion, this is simply a head scratching attempt at indie horror. The video transfer has some impressive elements but does suffer from noticeable artifacting, and while not terribly nuanced, the audio mix bolsters the flick's cheap scares well.
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Overall 10
Audio 8
Extras 2

Under The Bed Blu-ray Review

5 August 2013
  • Excerpt: Steven C. Miller’s Under The Bed does not try and re-invent genre horror. It updates fear of what lies in the dark under a child’s bed for twenty-first century audiences, in an engaging and stylish manner. Under The Bed manages to avoid many pitfalls common to current horror films, deftly telling a suspenseful and scary story with two young boys as main protagonists in a battle with forces of darkness.
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Overall 8

Under the Bed

Slant Magazine
3 August 2013
  • Excerpt: Indiscriminately stitched together from the carcasses of horror films past, Steven C. Miller's spooker relocates one of the mutants from It's Alive III: Island of the Alive to the scariest place for a nightlight-dependent preadolescent outside of the closet and pits the thing against two brothers equipped with the ingenuity one might glean from a double bill of Poltergeist and The Gate .
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Overall 5

Under the Bed

2 August 2013
  • Excerpt: At some point or another as kids we’ve experienced either the fear of the dark, what lurks in the closet, or perhaps the dread of what awaits under the bed.  As adults most view these fears we had as children as impractical, but for those of us who remember these fears, the possibility of what terrors awaited us come nightfall was something very real.  Sure, mom or dad would check the room to assure us there was nothing there, but we knew better.
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Overall 5
Movie overall 3
Extras 1

Under the Bed (2012)

30 July 2013
  • Conclusion: Under the Bed is a perfectly adequate Blu-ray, but as a horror film it's generic, dull and instantly forgettable. Skip it. Did you find this review helpful?
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