Cameron's Closet

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"A new place to look for terror."
  • R
  • 1988
  • 1 hr 27 min
  • 5.0  (1,092)

Cameron's Closet is a psychological horror movie, released in 1988 and directed by Armand Mastroianni. The movie stars Cotter Smith, Mel Harris, and Scott Curtis in lead roles. The story of Cameron's Closet centers around a young boy named Cameron (played by Scott Curtis), who lives with his mother (played by Mel Harris) in a suburban home. However, things take a creepy turn when Cameron starts to have vivid nightmares of a monster hiding in his closet.

Cameron's mother initially believes that her son is simply suffering from nightmares, but things only get worse when she discovers that the monster in Cameron's closet may actually be real. As she tries to uncover the truth behind her son's nightmare, she comes across unsettling evidence that suggests that something truly terrifying is lurking in the closet.

Meanwhile, a psychologist named Dr. Jennifer Winters (played by Cotter Smith) is brought in to investigate Cameron's case. Dr. Winters is a highly skilled professional with an extensive background in dealing with children who have experienced trauma. However, as she delves deeper into Cameron's case, she too begins to question whether there might be something supernatural at play.

As the movie progresses, tensions escalate between the characters and the audience is kept on edge as they try to figure out what exactly is in Cameron's closet. The pacing is slow and methodical at times, but the tension never wanes as the characters become increasingly desperate to uncover the truth.

Cameron's Closet is a movie that is not without its faults. Some of the performances may come across as hammy, and the special effects are somewhat dated by modern standards. However, the movie is a classic example of psychological horror done right.

One of the biggest strengths of the movie lies in its ability to build tension and create an atmosphere of creeping dread. The scenes featuring Cameron's nightmares are particularly effective, with the monster being revealed only in glimpses that leave the audience wanting more.

Another strong aspect of Cameron's Closet is its exploration of themes surrounding trauma and the ways in which children cope with fear. The movie does not shy away from exploring the psychological aftermath of traumatic events, and it does so in a way that is both realistic and sensitive.

All in all, Cameron's Closet is a movie that is well worth checking out for horror fans looking for a good scare. It may not be a perfect film, but its ability to create a palpable sense of fear and tension make it a classic example of the genre.

Cameron's Closet is a 1988 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 27 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.0.

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    5.0  (1,092)