(Brandon Smalls, Dave Klasko, James Wilcox, Melinda Chilton, Jason Martin, Colin Critchley, Cait Bliss, et al / DVD / R / 2017 / MVD Visual)
Overview: A simple night of babysitting takes a horrifying turn when Helen realizes the boogeyman really is in little Lucas' closet.
DVD Verdict: In truth, 'Child Eater' is a pretty decent horror movie. Sure it's title was chosen to scare us into wanting to, nay having to watch it (as horror fans), but that promotional aspect aside, the film does take us down some rather scary avenues.
It comes complete with all the scary horror prerequisites (whether that be a big budget or B-movie horror film) of a scary kids closet (just keep the night light on kid!), a creepy old man (stop staring at him through your binoculars kid!), a terrified will-do-all-for-her-son mother, and, of course, a really spooky old house ... which can only seemingly be investigated in the pitch black of night!
In my book it should have been called 'Boogeyman 2' or some such nonsense, but that aside, the film was enjoyable and I stuck with it to the very end - which I urge you guys to do also. Again, 'Child Eater' doesn't provide anything new or original within the genre, it won't bowl you over cinematically, but the actual plot has a lot of merit to it.
The special effects were above par and the atmosphere throughout was quite creepy in its own right also. The soundtrack score, complete with creepily sung nursery rhymes was stoic enough to enhance the whole film to another level also, which was surprising (give that it is a B-movie, after all. So yeah, all in all, 'Child Eater' is a good, solid horror B-movie for fans of the genre. This is a Widescreen presentation (1:85.1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and come with the Special Features of:
Audio Commentary with Director Erlingur Thoroddsen and Stars Cait Bliss and Jason Martin