It’s day thirty of my HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE where I have to see a horror movie a day during the month of October and write a short review for each one.
THE ONES BELOW is a stylish Hitchcockian thriller of a subtle suspense, that is more tense than any straightforward horror movie could be.
Kate and Justin who are expecting a baby, befriend a strange neighbours from downstairs. When tragedy strikes, Kate starts to suspect that her neighbours have sinister plans.
The movie cleverly plays with expectation, and the attention towards the end becomes almost unbearable.
David Farr, a theatre director, who also has an impressive filmography writing for Tv shows Spooks, The Manager Manager and has also penned a few Hollywood film scripts. He has come up with his first directorial full length feature debut, which is haunting and terrifying.
Carefully constructed, the story keeps its cards menacingly open, only to slap you in the face with an ending that you will not forget.
SCORE OUT OF 5:
SCARY SCORE: 👻👻👻👻
GORE SCORE: NONE
FUN SCORE: 🎃🎃🎃🎃