‘Terror is lurking’
He’s Out There is a 2018 American horror thriller feature film directed by Dennis Iliadis (Delirium; The Last House on the Left, 2009) from a screenplay by Mike Scannell (See No Evil). It was co-produced by Bryan Bertino (director of The Monster; The Strangers) and Adrienne Biddle (Stephanie; The Blackcoat’s Daughter). The movie stars Yvonne Strahovski, Justin Bruening and Abigail Pniowsky.
On vacation at a remote lake house, a mother and her two young daughters must fight for survival after falling into a terrifying and bizarre nightmare conceived by a psychopath…
On 24 September 2018, He’s Out There is released on DVD in the UK by 101 Films.
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“Aside from the visuals, the rest of the storytelling didn’t work too well, either. […] In fact, everything that went into the establishment of a tense and frightening atmosphere was dialled way too high from the get-go, ironically resulting in an atmosphere that’s too loud and trying too hard to actually be effective…” Kyle Saubert, Allusions of Grandeur
“Awful, badly thought through generic rubbish.” John Llewellyn Probert, House of Mortal Cinema
“What’s especially effective here is the way everyone, including the heroine and the killer, act credibly within the limitations of the contrived situation … Laura can take care of herself, even with a madman about, but has to do so while looking after ailing, unpredictable, demanding kids … and the masked man, who might be the long-gone John, approaches his campaign of terror with cruel, yet believable childish invention. A genre exercise, admittedly, but a solid one.” The Kim Newman Web Site
Main cast and characters:
- Yvonne Strahovski … TBC – The Predator; I, Frankenstein; Dexter TV series
- Justin Bruening … Shawn – The Monster Project; Ravenswood TV series
- Abigail Pniowsky … Maddie – Channel Zero TV series; The Midnight Man
- Julian Bailey … Owen – Supernatural TV series
- Anna Pniowsky … Kayla
- Stephanie Costa … Clerk
The film’s working title was Scarecrow.