BEWARE THE MOON REVIEWS
Oooooh, I liked this film, a lot. Oh damn, I’ve already spoilt this review for you by telling you overall how I felt about the film. Hopefully, you like my reviews enough to carry on reading though... Yeah, that makes me feel better; I’ll go with that... I'm going to carry on as if you are still reading it. “On vacation at a remote lake house, a woman and her two young daughters fight to survive after falling into a terrifying and bizarre nightmare conceived by a psychopath.”
I especially love the title, I love the title of this film, it kind of gives it away before you have even watched the film, but it still feels mysterious. To be fair though, you have doubts about what is actually out there throughout the film – it throws you about a lot and leaves you guessing a fair bit. He's Out There is also kind of creepy in parts, such as what the little girls find in the woods – I won’t say but they are creepy and the girls are stoopid. No spoilers here though – I got you!
I really did enjoy this film, but it is pretty predictive to start with, actually, very predictive to start with, but it does lose that towards the end, and if I am honest, I had no idea where it was going in the end. No idea whatsoever. I had little ideas, but each one was pretty much wrong. Right at the start, I knew where it was going and I knew if someone was going to die and all sorts, but then during it, I started going down that rabbit hole, and I was lost. I still am not sure I get the full ending to be fair, I might still be dizzy from that rabbit hole... Don’t get me wrong, I liked the ending, but it could be taken in different ways – maybe – unless I am just missing really obvious things... It’s a good ending; let’s just say that, not the best, but still good. Rounded it off nicely and even left you a nice cliffhanger. Kind of took the easy happy American way out, which I sometimes am not a fan of, (I swear I am not heartless..), but I liked the rest of the film, so I’ll let it slide.
One thing I didn’t like about this film, were the characters, sometimes. I say sometimes as I liked the parents but they have two young daughters, and you all know how I feel about young kids in horror films... They screamed – A LOT. Stoopid things were done in this film, very stoopid things, like hiding under beds, being loud, (dear lord, those kids would not stop screaming, I’m surprised the mum didn’t just leave them behind as a distraction so she could escape...and this is why my only child is covered in fur.), and also eating things they find in woods. Like seriously, why?! They are able to talk and walk and dress themselves, yet, they eat things they find randomly. Yeah, great idea kids. Stay in school.
Overall, I did really like He’s Out There. It’s kind of original in some senses, but also sticks to what it knows and it works. I can’t say I was blown away by the ending, as it was probably my least favourite part, (happy American ending again), but I still liked it overall. Everyone in horror films should use condoms all the time though – no kids.
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..