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Delirium (2018)

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Predictable horror-thriller has some gore, strong language.

Movie R 2018 96 minutes
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For horror movie fans, this is a decent addition to the genre, but it doesn't offer much depth or unusual touches to make it stand out especially. Delirium is also just a bit too predictable to sustain much suspense. We're pretty sure Topher Grace is going to be all right in the end, and jump scares come right about when you think they will. Most of the suspense comes from waiting for the full story, and the full extent of the horror, to come to light. Which thankfully doesn't take long; at just about 90 minutes the story clips along at a pretty good pace.

Visually, the interiors owe a lot to The Shining, but overall it's too predictable to otherwise compare favorably to Stanley Kubrick's classic. Mature teens and up who are able to handle the disturbing imagery and gore, and who like to be scared every now and then, will enjoy it well enough, but there's not enough else on offer to make it worthwhile for everyone else.

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