I’ll admit the trailer didn’t grip me, I watched it and thought I wouldn’t enjoy it, big mistake, this is such an imaginative horror, which defies all the usual horror cliches, the usual proceedings are turned on their head, the child, Cody, is a really nice kid, not the usual Damianesque monster you are normally guaranteed. The parents are not sadistic or twisted, they’re just trying to do their best and get by.
The film is a visual treat, when it’s intended to look good it’s beautiful, the butterflies look stunning, so bright, and on the flipside the moths and Canker Man look menacing and dark.
The scares are good, plenty of things going on, but you need to keep watching and concentrating. I wouldn’t say it has much in store for those that love gore and twisted horror, it would be tame for those, but for the casual horror viewer, this is a smashing movie.
The ending was the only part I felt was a little bit of a let down, such a good film deserved a better conclusion.