Our review for the upcoming horror movie Son, starring Halloween‘s (2018) Andi Matichak.
Distributed by RLJE films, it follows a mysterious group of individuals breaks into Laura’s home and attempts to abduct her eight-year-old kid, David, the two of them flee town in search of safety. But soon after the failed kidnapping, David becomes extremely ill, suffering from increasingly sporadic psychosis and convulsions.
Following her maternal instincts to save him, Laura commits unspeakable acts to keep him alive, but soon she must decide how far she is willing to go to save her child.
Mother And Son
The newest scream queen in the Halloween franchise is back. Before we see Andi Matichak later this year in the anticipated Halloween Kills, she stars in the upcoming horror movie Son.
Son has a really intense first act. It delivers in terms of gruesome and horrifying imagery, an intense atmosphere and does catch the audience with some jump scares. It sets off an intriguing mystery surrounding Laura’s past in a cult, which starts to invade her home and is breaking into her son’s room. David then becomes really sick and the movie shows that with some gruesome jump scares and nerve wracking sound design. But then the movie turns and essentially becomes a sort of a road trip movie, in which it loses all its intense atmosphere and only focuses on the gruesome imagery, almost becoming a slasher movie.
This is sad as it does explore the history of the cult, but it just never shows up again making it kinda pointless. There was some real potential with the first act home invasion story, but it just switches genre becoming a Rosemary’s Baby kinda story, which might be worth a watch for fans of the genre, but I was just way more intrigued by the home invasion plot.
Andi Matichak delivers a really solid performance, there is no denying that she can carry a movie, but her onscreen son Luke David Blumm also was able to shine and also had to go through quite some make-up and prostetic work. Son has some solid cinematography and leaves the audiences with some gruesome images, that will sty in their minds.
Son feels like this independent horror movie, that has a bit to much going on, for it’s own good, therefore sadly losing its focus and leaves its strengths on the way. It does deliver some gruesome imagery and tells a Rosemary’s Baby kind of story, that is worth watching for fans of said horror classic.
Son hits VOD March 5, 2021. It was directed by Ivan Kavanagh and stars: Andi Matichak, Emile Hirsch and Luke David Blumm.
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