Director: F.C. Rabbath
Cast: Avery Kristen Pohl, Ella Schaefer, Daniel Link
Production Company: F.C. Rabbath Creations
Runtime: 71 minutes
It’s a popular trend to have children in horror entertainment these days. It (2017) and Stranger Things have both proven to be very successful with audiences. There’s something about seeing young people in terrifying situations. Watch Over Us (2015) gives us more to fear…
In the movie, an unemployed man has no choice but to move his family into his father’s house. Strange sounds from the barn eventually incite them to call a priest. There is something weird going on in that barn, but will they be able to stop it before it’s too late?
Both of the young actors in the movie are excellent. Ella Schaefer and Avery Kristen Pohl give natural performances in the roles of Becca and Eliza. The terrible situation that they’re faced with is really the driving force of the movie.
Daniel Link is also interesting to watch in the role of Jon. Link plays a multi-layered character that can be stubborn and full of pride, but he’s still a concerned father. In addition, his character shows signs of being a misogynist. Link’s ability to deal with all that made the character seem more real.
Watch Over Us has more than its share of dramatic moments for a horror movie. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of supernatural events in the film, but the main focus is on the human condition. The reactions of the characters are what’s most important.
F.C. Rabbath has directed a number of films, including Scarlet’s Witch (2014) and The Hum (2015). The latter also features David Link in the cast. Rabbath’s works show an interest in many genres, not just horror. He’s also a producer with a long line of credits.
Do you like when a horror movie takes a dramatic turn? Then this film is definitely one that you should see. The acting is convincing and the situations are handled in a realistic way for the most part. Give Watch Over Us a look, especially if you’re looking for something a little different.
– John Migliore
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