Movie Review – Z (Shudder)
A family find themselves terrorized by their eight-year-old son’s imaginary friend.
A seemingly normal family with a decent amount of depth.
A simple yet haunting tale with enough mystery to keep you watching and wondering what’s next.
The flow was fine, but I didn’t like the backstory as much as I’d hoped and how it all came together in the end.
As I was going to bed late one night last week, I wasn’t tired. I needed something riveting, so I turned on Shudder and lo and behold, found this movie. It instantly got my attention. Imaginary friend that isn’t so imaginary and seems to be violent and wants to murder everyone? I wanna see!
Though it wasn’t quite what I’d hoped, Z turned out to be an entertaining watch.
We follow a seemingly normal family, a mother, father, and young son as their daily routine plays on. But when the son starts acting out and insists his imaginary friend is to blame, things get dark and interesting.
The first 45 minutes really hooked me. We’ve got the age-old family. An overworked dad, a stay at home mom, and a quiet kid who can’t seem to make friends. I liked the characters, and while the mom did have more depth than the other members of the family, overall I think they could’ve given them a bit more depth.
The plot was really what hooked me. Imaginary friends that aren’t so imaginary are sooo scary, and that’s what really carried me through. There were plenty of little scares here and there, but after the first 45 minutes, things change a bit. I’ll admit, I wasn’t the biggest fan of that. I just didn’t like how they connected the dots and carried that through to the end.
In the end, Z is an entertaining horror flick that’s creepy, entertaining, and gives a chilling new definition of imaginary friend.
That’s it for this movie review. How about you? Have you seen this one?
Did you enjoy it? Love it, hate it? Feel free to comment, and have a great day!
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You’re right, it’d be so scary if a kid’s imaginary friend wasn’t so imaginary. Good review.
Oh yeah, this is definitely a concept that intrigues me.
There’s a book out called Imaginary Friend I believe that I’m particularly interested in reading, though it has nothing to do with this movie.