Itsy Bitsy

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"Fear spins its web"
  • NR
  • 2019
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 4.6  (5,331)

Itsy Bitsy is a horror film set in the remote wilderness of New England, directed by Micah Gallo and released in 2019. The film centers around Kara Spencer (Elizabeth Roberts), a single mother and nurse who moves with her two children, Jesse and Cambria, to a secluded mansion in the countryside to start a new life. While exploring the basement of the old estate, Kara and her family discover a mysterious artifact and soon after, strange happenings begin to occur.

As the family settles into their new home, they become increasingly aware of a presence lurking in the shadows. Creepy-crawlies start appearing in the house and strange noises can be heard from the walls. At the same time, the film introduces us to a reclusive, elderly man named Walter Clark (Bruce Davison), who lives in a nearby farm with his helper, Mr. Prescott (Treva Etienne). Walter knows the secrets of the artifact discovered in Kara's basement and warns her of the evil that it unleashes.

At the center of the story is a monstrous spider - a creature of ancient myth that has the power to transform into human form. The spider is depicted as a terrifying and seemingly indestructible force, capable of devouring its victims and spinning webs in which to trap them. The spider's mythology is traced back to Native American folklore and the movie effectively builds on the audience's fear of arachnids.

The performances in Itsy Bitsy are strong, with Elizabeth Roberts delivering a particularly impressive performance as Kara. Bruce Davison is also convincing as the eccentric Walter Clark, a complex character who adds depth to the story. Denise Crosby plays the role of Doctor Crawford, a psychologist who is brought in to help unravel the mystery surrounding the artifact, but unfortunately her character isn't given enough screen time to make a lasting impact.

The cinematography and special effects in the movie are well-executed, and the use of practical effects over CGI pays off. The spider is effectively creepy and realistic-looking, and the eerie shots of it lurking in the shadows build a foreboding atmosphere. The lighting in the film also deserves special mention; the use of natural light and shadows highlights the remote nature of the setting and the characters' isolation. The sound design is likewise impressive, as the discordant, unsettling score evokes a feeling of dread and unease, while the sound effects contribute to the sense of claustrophobia and tension.

The pacing of the movie is well-managed; Micah Gallo skillfully controls the tension throughout the story, steadily ramping up the suspense until the final act, which delivers a satisfying climax. However, the film's attempts to add character depth in the first half of the film slows down the pace a bit. Nevertheless, this is a minor drawback given the overall effectiveness of the film's storytelling.

Itsy Bitsy is a horror movie that will appeal to fans of creature feature films and those with a fear of spiders. The film takes a familiar premise and adds a fresh spin, making it an engaging and entertaining watch. While some may find the movie to be lacking in certain areas, it still stands out as a well-made, atmospheric horror film. Itsy Bitsy is a movie that will leave a lasting impression on audiences and is worth checking out for lovers of the genre.

Itsy Bitsy is a 2019 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.6.

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    1 hr 34 min
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    4.6  (5,331)