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Parents' Guide to

He's Out There

By Michael Ordona, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Gore, mutilated bodies in witless slasher exercise.

Movie R 2018 89 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 17+


What a real horror movie. I am a huge critic but this one had me sitting on the edge of my seat the whole way through. It’s been years since I watched one that made me feel nervous walking around my house when it’s over. It was that intense and definitely more suitable for mature audiences. I’m not going to be a spoiler and get into any details of the story itself. Yes it’s a good movie - enjoy.
1 person found this helpful.
age 16+


It made me spill my wine and lose too many minutes of my life. 10/10 recommend.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7 ):
Kids say (5 ):

There's precious little to recommend this brainless, bloody horror movie. Strahovski is appealing, and there are a handful of creepy touches, but He's Out There almost immediately gives up all pretense of caring. Why doesn't the family just wait a few hours to drive such a long distance together? Why is Laura intentionally leaving her phone in her car? Why are the kids essentially following breadcrumbs into the woods and eating the mysterious cupcakes they find there? By the time Laura lets a guy die because it doesn't occur to her to break the window she's ineffectually banging on, viewers will have abandoned all hope.

The film was originally billed as being directed by Dennis Iliadis (the remake of The Last House on the Left) but now lists a mysterious "Quinn Lasher" (who has no other credits anywhere) as the person behind the camera. Hard to blame Iliadis if he wanted to step away; the movie's lack of tension, its whimpering kids, and its almost contemptuous disregard for logic pose as great a threat to viewers as the garden-variety masked maniac does to the characters.

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