Steve Hutchison reviews 50 of the best alien, animal, cultist, demon, ghost, giant, lycanthrope, mutant, revenant, serial killer, vampire, wizard, and zombie movies. Each film is analyzed and discussed with a synopsis and a rating. The movies are ranked from best to worst. How many have you seen?
It's no safe space!
Stan’s environment is hostile: bullies, angry cop, abusive grandfather. His day is about to get much worse; there’s a thing in the shed. No one comes out of there alive. This being a feature-length film, of course things escalate, but the plot keeps its small scope. The script appeared straightforward, and I kept hoping it would stay that way. Whatever hid in the shed needed to stay there.
The Shed is a Goosebumps episode gone wrong. It has a great hook and it lives up to expectations. It gives you exactly what you want. Sure, it’s predictable, but it’s an emotional outlet. It still manages to build tension, mystery, and excitement. How many times have you rented a movie with a killer gimmick and a sexy title, only to be let down and betrayed by the second act? Won’t happen here!
What you see is what you get. This isn’t arthouse. It’s not pretentious. Despite its basic script, it’s not easy to classify either. It’s hard to tell what kind of monster we are dealing with, which makes the film more frightening. This movie won’t let you down. There are no slow moments, there are surprises at every turn, and the last act is bonkers.