Child Eater (2016) (DVD Review)
Directed By: Erlingur Thoroddsen
Starring: Cait Bliss, Colin Critchley, Jason Martin
Rated: UR/Region: 0/Widescreen/Number of disc: 1
Available From MVD
A simple night of babysitting takes a horrifying turn when Helen realizes the boogeyman really is in little Lucas’ closet. CHILD EATER is bloody good fun that harkens back to the golden age of slasher movies.
Child Eater is a good idea but it just a bit slow. Or at least it is at the start of it. Here we have the tale of a person who was going blind and got the idea that if he eats eyes he could keep on seeing. And apparently, it was the younger the better. This lead to him eating some kid’s eyes and now years later he’s back at it again, or at least they are just now noticing. This leads to a night where a babysitter is doing a pretty rotten job at her job and the kid rushes off into the woods and leads to the encounter with this person who is now a pretty creepy looking monster as you can tell from the cover of the DVD. He’s still eating eyes and he’s not above eating whoever’s eyes that get in the way. This means for some bloody moments in the film and I’m more than okay with that stuff. To be honest, the look of our eye eating monster is probably enough to keep the movie going but the gore helps as well.
All in all, I liked the movie. I was a bit put off at the start by the pace, because for some reason it seemed like it took a bit for things to get rolling, but once we were off and running it got a lot better. I feel like the movie is a bit of a throwback to the mid-2000’s when horror got some pretty neat stuff straight to DVD. If you liked those eras of horror movies then I’m sure you’ll be okay with what you get here. It sort of gives me a Jeepers Creepers vibe in a lot of ways and if I was a betting man I’d bet we haven’t seen the last of our Child Eater yet. If you want something new and pretty interesting you’d probably have a good time with this one right here.
– Deleted Scenes
– Audio Commentary with Director and Cast