Olivia returns home after six years, and a string of unusual deaths leads her to believe that she’s being haunted by a mysterious force from her childhood.
What We Thought:
I don’t think I’m familiar with the nursery rhyme that The Crooked Man is based on, but that’s fine. You can easily follow along without knowing. The movie starts out as your classic sleepover films then jumps years later.
The main character was sent away as a juvenile because they believed she killed her friend during the sleepover. She says it was The Crooked Man because they sang the song. After she is released more people end up killed and along with a cop and a friend, she starts to unravel the story behind The Crooked Man.
I believe this film aired on SyFy so there isn’t too much blood, gore and crazy kills you’d expect in a theatrical horror film. There’s no nudity as well. That being said, the production value isn’t too bad. The look of The Crooked Man is pretty solid even if I’m not the biggest fan of these types of paranormal films.
This is definitely for fans of The Conjuring, Annabelle, Slender Man stories. It’s a made for TV version of those types of films. I’m not a paranormal fan, but it wasn’t too bad of a watch.
It could have used more Michael Jai White. I’m a big fan of his so I was hoping he would have a bigger role. He’s fine in it, I was just hoping he would be a main character.
The Crooked Man isn’t bad for what it is. I didn’t find it scary, but it doesn’t rely on jumpscares too much. If you missed it on TV, you can watch it on DVD now.
Cast & Crew:
- Michael Jai White
- Angelique Rivera
- Cameron Jebo
- Dina Meyer
Recommended If You Like:
- The Slender Man
- Light Horror