CHILD EATER REVIEWED
“Child Eater” follows a lone babysitter, as she’s tired of watching the biggest brat on the planet. Unfortunately, he’s wandered off into the woods as tales of a Child Eater bounce around the local area. Is this supernatural killer real? Does he actually eat the eyes of children to stave off going blind? Will any of this scare a viewer over the age of 13? The answer is a swift…meh.
While not terribly dumb, there’s nothing about this film that creates any sort of memorable impact. While the cast is strong enough and I enjoy the basic bones of the film, it’s just such nothing. After taking the time to hunt down the original short film, I feel that brevity was this story’s greatest ally. When stretched to 82 minutes, it becomes a bit much.
- Deleted Scenes
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 5.1
RELEASE DATE: 3/28/17
The Plot Thus Far
A babysitter. A missing kid. A local legend who feasts on the eyes of children. CHILD EATER is a stylish, nightmarish roller-coaster ride of a horror movie inspired by the fantastical tone of 1980s scary movies. When little Lucas goes missing from his bedroom in the middle of the night, his babysitter Helen ventures out into the deep, dark woods armed only with a flashlight and a fierce determination to find the boy. Every step of the way, she’s painfully aware of the rumors about these woods: This is the home of Robert Bowery, a serial killer who years ago came for children’s eyes in order to keep himself from going blind. But Robert Bowery was stopped and killed. He’s long dead. So why do the rumors persist, decades later? As Helen travels deeper and deeper into the woods, towards an abandoned and rotting petting zoo, she starts to realize that perhaps the stories are all true. Perhaps he’s still out there. Unfortunately, Helen has no clue exactly what kind of horrors she’s in for. The night has just begun. As scary as it is imaginative, CHILD EATER is bloody good fun that harkens back to the golden age of slasher movies.