Under the Bed

Synopsis: Two brothers team up to battle a creature under the bed, in what is being described as a "suburban nightmare" tale.
Genre: Horror
Director(s): Steven C. Miller
Production: Xlrator Media
Rotten Tomatoes:
87 min


Neal, come on, wake up.

Hey, come on, kid, get up.

We're almost home.

How long was I out?

All the way from the airport,

about three hours.

What, didn't you sleep

last night?

Looks about the same around here.

Yeah, yeah.

The, um...

snow just all came off last week.

It was real nice.

You would've...

You would've liked it.


Too bad I had to miss it then.

So I guess it's a lot, uh...

a lot warmer in Florida, huh?

Depends on

what you mean by warm.

See you still got

that mumbling thing.

I don't know.

You see, Aunt Sara

didn't seem to care if I talked or not.

Actually, Sara cared a lot.

Could've fooled me.



You know, kid,

when someone takes your ass in

and doesn't kick it out

after two years,

that's 'cause

they actually give a sh*t.

And she didn't want you gone,

if that's what you think,

either, okay?

It's 'cause the new lady

wants to meet me, right?

So you did read

the letters I sent you then.


Well, I didn't know one way

or the other, you know.

Response would have been nice.

I had some,

but they weren't very nice.

What does Paulie think of her?

Paulie thinks the world of her.

Which is one of the reasons

why I decided

to move forward with her.

And one of the big reasons

why she wants to get to know you.

How is Paulie?

He's fine.

He's good.

Aw, sh*t.


I'm sorry. Come on.

It's gonna be all right.

Come on.


It was Angela's idea.

I'm gonna love her.

Hey, come on, this is important

to her, all right?

So just try and remember

what a smile is

and slap it on your face

for a few minutes, please?


Oh, my! Oh, my!

Oh, so nice

to finally meet you, honey!

This is Angela, obviously.

Oh, welcome home.

I'm Angela.

Oh, so nice to see you.

You know,

you must be very hungry.

You want something to eat,

something to drink?

I mean, I've made plenty of...

...in person.

You really are a cutie!

- Oh!

- Where's Paulie?

Yeah, where is

your youngest, Hausman?

I figured he'd be out here

dancing for joy to have Neal back.

Oh. Uh, well,

you know, Paul's, uh...

Taking a nap, actually.

Yeah, he's had a little fever recently,

and he's just getting over it.

You know, we just want

to keep him rested for school tomorrow.

Hey, Neal, you remember me, right?

Mr. Evans.

Hey, kept an eye on your dad

while you were staying

at your aunt's.

Made sure he didn't

get into any trouble.

Are you sure about that?

I think he snuck in a new wife

when you weren't looking.

Yeah, anyway, you remember my boys,

Richard and Roger?

Hey, guys.

They've been talking

nonstop about you

ever since they heard

you were coming back.

Hey, we would love to have you over

for our own little welcome back.

You know, you and your brother

can come over for dinner,

you can stay the night,

we'll hang out.

- It'll be great.

- Thanks.

I'm gonna go tell Paulie.

All right, great.

Great to see you...



Hey, Cara.

I'm sorry I left

without saying good-bye.

We just left, like, overnight.

It's okay.

I'm sorry I never got

the chance to say sorry

about, you know, what happened.


Hey, Cara?

Gonna marry that nut job?

You better keep him

away from matches.

Shut up!

I'm sorry.

My brothers are idiots.

It's okay.

My brother's inside,

so I should go.


It's good seeing you, Neal.

It's gorgeous.






Paulie, Jesus Christ!

You really scared me, buddy.

You're not Neal.

No, of course, I am.

It's really me, Paulie.

Prove it.


Well, Dad, probably flipped out

when he found out

about these, right?

It pretended to be you

so many times.

Paulie, don't talk like that.

Hey, what the hell's

going on in here?

God damn it!

Paulie, what the hell

you doing up here?

How many times

do I have to tell you

not to go through these boxes?

What, 2,000 times?

Terry, Honey?

Is everything okay?

Sorry, excuse me.

What'd you think, Neal's back,

you get to do whatever

the hell you want? Is that it?

I'm sorry, Dad.

- Dad?

- What?

Just hold on a second.

What do you want?

You want Neal gone?

You want him

going back to Florida?

- Is that it?

- Dad, come on!

What the hell

are you thinking, Paul?

What's going on?

This goddamn party's over, Angela.

I want everybody

out of my house right now.

Everybody gone! Now!

Okay! Okay, honey,

just listen to me, okay?

Move your car.

You're blocking some people in.

You have to move your car.

Just take it easy, honey.


I'm so sorry.

Are you okay?

Yeah, I'm fine.

How about you, Neal?

I'm great, Angela.

Listen, um...

Why don't you, uh,

just take this?

Get out of the house

and go and be brothers

for a little bit, okay?

Be back by 6:

for dinner, all right?

Thank you.

You're welcome, honey.

Be careful.

Six o'clock!



Wow, Neal, you're here!

That's right, dude.

I'm here for good.

Feels like it's been forever.

I know, man. I can't believe

how big you got.

I thought you were gonna be

a midget the rest of your life.

So how was Florida

with Aunt Sara?

Aunt Sara home-schooled me

and put me in therapy,

so I sat around and listened

to how crazy I was for a while.

What? I miss something?

No, it's just funny

how sometimes a crazy person

is the only one who gets it right.

Gets it right?

You're not crazy, Neal.

You never were.

You can smoke if you need to.

I can't smoke in here.

No, I just mean around me.

I don't mind.


I think I'm gonna quit.

I have enough problems already.

I really missed this.

You know,

this is the coolest place in town.

Well, what did you miss more,

this place or me?

You jerk.

I was just about to say you.

Hey, guys, how's it going?


Hi. Haven't seen you in forever.

Thought my best customer

left for another diner.

Well, um, there isn't one.

This is the best in town.

Listen to that.

So, you used to get the Reuben?

- Uh-huh.

- Two, please.

Right on it.

So you have a girlfriend?

No, no.

You sure?

I mean, there's gotta be

like ten girls after you right now.

Well, um,

I kind of like this one girl.

She sits right next to me in...





Hey, let me ask you something.

Have you seen this before?

I don't want to talk about that.

It's okay.

It's just me talking

to you, okay?

There's nobody else but us.

I found that sketchbook

a while back, yeah.

I went through your boxes

a few times

just, you know, 'cause

it made me think of you,

- and...

- And you looked inside?


Is that what you mean

by saying that I'm not crazy?

You think that you've been

seeing something like this?

At night, every night.

Who knows about this?

You do.

Only you would ever believe

it's happening again.

But you didn't tell Dad? Angela?

No. Well, they know

I haven't been sleeping,

but I don't talk about it.

They just think it's me

missing you or school,

and I just agree with them.

And you think

you saw me sometimes?

It's one of the ways

it tries to get me.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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