WHERE THE SCARY THINGS ARE (2022) Reviews of nasty teens and monster horror

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‘They went looking for trouble… But trouble found them.’
Where the Scary Things Are is a 2022 horror film about obnoxious teenagers that discover a hideous mutant and exploit it via the internet.

Written, co-produced and directed by B. Harrison Smith (The Special; Death House). Produced by Phillip B. Goldfine, Doug Henderson, Matt Nease, Chad Oliver and Tom Van Herwarde.

The movie stars Paul Cottman, Michael Cervantes, Peter Cote, Quinn Andrew Fickes, Selina Flanscha, Oliver Givens and Emma Lim.

Ayla and her high-school friends discover a hideous, semi-human mutant. They keep it prisoner and shoot repulsive viral videos. However, the gang’s hunger for “likes” drives them to film the beast performing murderous acts.

When one boy sees that Ayla is using the monster’s gruesome violence to settle her own vendettas, he threatens to tell the authorities. But is he too late to save his friends?


“You could tell the film wanted me to feel sorry for the group rather than pity them as Lockjaw sprinted after them through the park. But the film already missed its mark by the time the action started I was disengaged from the movie waiting for it to end […] The movie is boring and dragged out with too much time spent on developing shallow characters.” Horror Facts

” …a brilliant exploration of what happens when kids grow up behind a screen and manifest growing unnamable anger and stop seeing other people as human beings […] Where the Scary Things Are is one of the most compelling and frightening films of the year.” Morbidly Beautiful

Where the Scary Things Are has plenty of great-looking scenes and a creature that looks like Return of the Living Dead’s Tarman on steroids. But it’s wasted on a story revolving around a bunch of unlikable @ssholes. If you’re going to make the bad guys the focus of the film, they have to be interesting, The Dockers are just mean little sh-ts taken to the next level.” 1 out of 5, Voices from the Balcony

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