Theatrical Release & VOD: March 2, 2018
Run Time: 1 hour 26 minutes
Reviewed By: Adam, Brett, & Scott
Chloe is overwhelmed by the birth of her first child. The incessant crying of her baby, the growing sense of guilt and paranoia sends her into depression. With a heightened urge to protect her son, Chloe sees danger in every situation. She starts to hear voices, the humming of a childhood lullaby and sees flashes of a strange entity around her child. Convinced that the entity is real, Chloe will do everything in her power to protect her son. Is she haunted by evil or is it just the baby blues?
Writing this review a few days after watching The Lullaby and we still can’t get some of the disturbing images out of our minds. This movie has a slight resemblance to Eraserhead (one of Scott’s favorite horror movies), as the plot of having a baby will have its repercussions. We found the acting to be really good, except for a couple characters (Chloe’s mom and the therapist). What we wish they had done differently is give a better back story on Chloe in the beginning because they gave us no real reason to root for her throughout the movie. Eventually they fill in the blanks on her story, but some more info in the beginning, we feel, would have been better.
We all agreed, The Lullaby could certainly be a straight to Netflix movie. Not a movie we would pay to see, but worth the one time watch for sure! With it being a struggle to find a good horror movie these days, The Lullaby is slightly above average.