Every child knows about the monster under the bed — Neal Hausman’s mistake was trying to fight it. Neal (Jonny Weston) has returned from a two-year exile following his tragic attempt to defeat the monster, only to find his father ticking ever closer to a breakdown, a new stepmother who fears him, and his little brother Paul (Gattlin Griffith), terrorized by the same monster. While Neal and Paul work together to try and fight the nocturnal menace, their parents are taking desperate measures to get the family back to normal. With no support from their parents, the brothers have nothing to rely on but each other, and courage beyond belief.
- Steven C. Miller
- Eric Stolze
- Jonny Weston , Gattlin Griffith, Peter Holden, Musetta Vander, Kelcie Stranahan
- Run Time
- 1 hour 28 minutes
The film's sense of conviction and psychological nuance never rises above that of the "I Learned It from Watching You" anti-drug PSA.Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine, 07.13.2013
Matches narrative incoherence with one of the most over-the-top portentous scores in horror-cinema history.Nick Schager, Village Voice, 07.16.2013