Are you ready for my You Should Have Left blu-ray review? An uneasy Kevin Bacon film that’s not about mobile phones you may think! Well I’m afraid you’re out of look as psychological horror You Should Have Left (2020) does indeed feature mobile phones rather heavily. But fear not, all is not lost as the story is actually a rather good one.
- You Should Have Left (2020)
- Genre: Psychological Horror
- Directed by David Koepp
- UK Rating 18
- Discs: 1
- Released By Universal Pictures
- Blu-ray Released: 12 October 2020
Retired banker Theo Conroy (Kevin Bacon) is married to Susanna (Amanda Seyfried), an actress. She’s his second wife following the tragic death of his first wife and mother of his daughter Ella. With tensions building between Theo and Susanna they decide to get away from it all before Susanna’s next film role. They head for a remote house in Wales. It’s quite a trek to the nearest village for supplies but that seems to suit Theo, Susanna and Ella at first.
Soon after their arrival strange events begin to occur. For one the house seems to have more rooms than it appears to have from the outside. Complicating things further is the tension in Theo’s and Suzanne’s relationship. He begins to think she might be having an affair. Is the house affecting all of their perceptions?
Style / Direction
This psychological horror film comes from director David Koepp with Angus Hudson responsible for the cinematography. Right from the start the film has an uncomfortable feeling, a sense that all is not well. I really like that about the movie. It has you hooked an intrigued early on. Also its a visually striking movie too; the strange house in the Welsh countryside is creepy as hell.
Music / Audio Effects
The music is provided by Philip Green and its fair to say is creepy and unnerving.
Acting / Characters
Kevin Bacon really impresses as a man trying to keep it all together. He’s a man with a past that’s about to confront him.
Amanda Seyfried as Susanna puts in a solid performance which helps to keep you guessing as to what is really occurring.
However it’s Avery Essex as Ella the daughter that really steals the show. She is simply fabulous in all of her scenes but especially those with Kevin Bacon.
- Kevin Bacon as Theo Conroy
- Amanda Seyfried as Susanna
- Avery Essex as Ella
- Geoff Bell as Angus
- Lowri-Ann Richards as Tiny Woman
Conclusion: You Should Have Left (2020) Film Review
I really enjoyed You Should Have Left (2020), the acting is strong and the creepy uneasy feeling the film projects is perfect for the genre. It’s all cleverly written and delivered on to the screen. There is of course a rather nice twist not everyone will see coming.
I highly recommend picking this up on blu-ray if you really like a clever and creepy story.
If you enjoyed my You Should Have Left blu-ray review so far you may want to check out the following films:
- Dead of Night (1945)
- Cujo (1983)
- High Spirits (1988)
- Deadly Manor (1990)
- The Sect (1991)
- Dellamorte Dellamore (1994)
Conclusion: You Should Have Left Blu-ray Review
Clearly the picture quality is excellent being as this is a film from 2020. So what of the extras? Well there are none but you know what? I’m fine with that as it only costs around £10 for the blu-ray. I’d sure wish other companies would give us the blu-ray minus extras rather than a purely DVD only release of new films. Oh and if you do want this film on DVD it’s around £8 at the time of writing this review.
Extras are a nice feature for some releases but high definition is a must and 4K a nice bonus.
On to my movie rating for You Should Have Left (2020)
- Movie Rating: MUST SEE
- Blu-ray Picture: EXCELLENT
- Extras: NONE
Amazon UK Links
You Should Have Left (2020) is available now on blu-ray.
For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…
Clip may not representative of the blu-ray version
That concludes my You Should Have Left blu-ray review, I’m aiming to review more horror movies soon. What’s next? Check back soon…
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Summary: You Should Have Left (2020) Blu-ray Review
Movie title: You Should Have Left (2020)
Duration: 93 mins
Director(s): David Koepp
Actor(s): Kevin Bacon, Amanda Seyfried, Avery Essex
- Movie Rating
- Blu-ray Picture Rating
Creepy and unnerving in equal measure, make this a must see movie.
- Creepy & Unnerving
- Excellent Acting
- No Extras