Friday, 31 January 2020

Horror Review: Itsy Bitsy (2019)


A family moves into a secluded mansion where they soon find themselves being targeted by an entity taking the form of a giant spider.

I have a lot of friends and family who are terrified of spiders, personally they've never bothered me, but when it comes to films it can be very different.


I remember watching the film "Arachnaphobia" as a child, it may have made my skin crawl but it didn't scare me (though I did check the shower a couple of times before getting in). I only mention this because "Arachnaphobia" is the film people use as a measuring stick for other spider related movies.

I honestly went into this with little expectations and found myself pleasantly surprised with the feature, though I must warn you that this film will not please everyone. Whilst the film is centred around a giant spider running amok in a house there is a family drama at play too.


At times it can be like your watching two separate films, you really do get pulled in to the family drama and it's a great way to get you feeling for the characters and you find yourself really rooting for them when the killer spider is back on screen bringing back the Horror.

Understandably i think this could be off putting for some viewers but I thought it worked well, also I have to say that I think the actors did a great job. Kudos also goes to the effects team, sure there's a couple of dodgy CGI scenes but the practical stuff is really great and will please fans.


"Itsy Bitsy" is definitely on the lower budget spectrum and I don't see it winning any awards but it has a ton of charm, sure it's no "Arachnaphobia" but you could certainly choose something worse to watch than this. 

If you want to see the "Itsy Bitsy" trailer then just click on the video below:



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