Robert (2015)

November 3, 2017

Fearter rating 2/10  (and 10/10 at the same time)

One of the worst, and simultaneously one of the best, horror movies ever. 


Review (no spoilers)

This terrifyingly titled movie is based around a doll... called Robert. Apparently it's based on real life events, which I find hard to believe - based solely on the fact that no-one would call a doll Robert! 


What sets this film apart from all the others is how bad it is. It's so bad that I think it's brilliant. Perhaps this was the plan all along and the people behind the movie are geniuses? Alternatively they're not and they have somehow cobbled together a thoroughly entertaining (albeit for the wrong reasons) movie. 


My favourite part of the film (don't worry this isn't a spoiler) - is the scene in the bathroom. The camera pans across the room and in the mirror is a ghostly, demonic figure!

Oh, no, wait... it's a member of the crew. There he is, stood there as clear as day, holding a microphone. It's amazing. More films should do this! 


The acting is as good as the script allows it to be - which is lacklustre. The interactions between the husband and wife give credit to the old adage that  men are from Mars etc. as it seems they have never met before or are even capable of reading basic human emotions (see the scene when the wife comes down the stairs after being scared in the bedroom). 


The film's namesake 'Robert' is quite frankly pathetic and is about as scary as a sock puppet. The effects - and I use the term very loosely - that bring Robert to life are beyond basic and laughable. However this just makes me love the film even more. 


For me, it's the movie I recommend as the worst and best film horror film I've seen. So bad it's brilliant to watch for a laugh. My only question is, where's the sequel?! 

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