Movie Review – Shut In (2016)

It’s a diet coke version of The Shining.

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What? Word count too low?

:::rolls eyes:::

Fine!

BQB here with a review of the horror thriller, Shut In.

OBLIGTORY SPOILER WARNING

You know 3.5 readers, I always assumed you all are shut ins.  After all, if you all aren’t a trio and a half of anti-social home dwelling hermits then I have no idea why else you would bother to read this blog.

Moving on…

When her mentally disturbed stepson, Stephen (Charlie Heaton who plays the creepy Jonathan Byers in Stranger Things) is injured in a terrible accident, psychiatrist Mary Portman (Naomi Watts) ends up shut in (hence the title!) her Maine home, spending her days nursing him back to health.

Meanwhile, Mary is also treating another troubled but much younger boy named Tom (Jacob Tremblay) out of her home office.

Blah blah blah. Spooky shit ensues. There’s a ridiculous amount of time wasted as all sorts of hi jinx ensue and you know Mary is in danger but they make you wait forever until finally the other shoe drops.

I’ve always been a Naomi Watts fan and it was good to see her back in action and also with some side nudity.

I know. I’m not supposed to notice such things but oh well.

Between his gig on Stranger Things and now this movie, Charlie Heaton has a lock on creepy teenager roles.

STATUS: Moderately shelf-worthy. Follows every horror movie trope. It felt a bit like a straight to streaming movie (the modern equivalent of straight to video) except Naomi Watts starred so it became theater worthy, but that’s just me talking out of my ass. It’s worth checking out but don’t rush to the theater. Worth a rental or to wait until it is streaming.

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