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La habitación del niño (The Baby’s Room)

by on Nov.29, 2009, under Daily Review

A young couple move into a huge mansion at a bargain price, everything is looking good until they are given a baby monitor from Juan’s parents. That night, the works, ‘Follow me, Follow me’ can be heard over the reception. Treating the monitor as faulty, Juan purchases a new one with habitacnino01video capability. That night, he see’s the figure of a man sitting next to his baby.

Christ, this is a spooky plot and for the first half of the movie, it’s pretty damn creepy as the home owners struggle with suspected intruders, supernatural entity or insanity. The film has plenty of room to pan out and scope for the characters to explore. The direction it takes is one of multiple universes, Schrödinger’s cat and string theory style. It’s enjoyable, but for me, loses the edge and lack of suspense towards the latter part of the film, that’s not to say it doesn’t finish with a punch, which is quite a nice finale.

Alex de la Iglesia directs and does a fine job with some experimental camera work at play which compliments the story, and feels like an extended episode of the Twilight Zone, which isn’t a bad thing. Creepy, and quirky with a twist; you’ll never look at a baby monitor the same.

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