Monday, December 25, 2017

Holiday Quick Reviews: Better Watch Out (2016)

It took a Year to get to Audiences across the Internet, but now it is here.  Merry Deathmas, folks!
A pair of 'lovely' Parents- the Film's biggest stars- leave their kid alone with a Babysitter on Christmas.
He takes this opportunity to drink and partake.  Why?
He has a thing for his Babysitter and wants to make his move tonight!
Unfortunately, the pair are not alone as danger lurks outside.
What does the deranged person want with them?  What is their holiday endgame?
Well, so much for the rescue.  Who will live?  Who will die?

Since I'm all about no SPOILERS, you'll just have to watch and see.
Good stuff.  I obviously can't go too in-depth here, as I want there to be surprises for you lovely folks at home.  The Film has a nice, clean and stylish look.  I do wish they hadn't borrowed that 'Move the camera down with the Actors' bit from James Wan though.  That's just me nitpicking, since that is what I do.  The Film does a good job with the Acting, especially as things take all sorts of strange turns.  The Film may cheat *a little* at times, but it is acceptable.  It is one of those things where they had a really interesting idea and maybe had to finagle things a bit to make it all work.  As a whole, I really liked it.  It is one of those things that works when it is not done too often.  If there are like 3 more of these in the next couple of years, it will be played out.  Better Watch Out is a fun, inventive take on the Genre that should be checked out if you are a more jaded Horror fan.  If nothing else, you get to see Max's Brother from Stranger Things really get it!
A good, fun twist on the Holiday Slasher Film.  Only time will tell if it becomes a tradition or as forgotten as most Christmas Horror Films I cover here.

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