Movie Review: Eli (2019)

Tonight’s offering to the gods of 31 days of horror is Eli from Netflix, starring Lili Taylor, Kelly Reilly, and Sadie Sink (from Stranger Things).


Eli is a young boy with intense allergies to everything. His parents are desperate to find a cure so he can start living life normally. They find a private medical facility that apparently has a good success rate for children with his condition. So they arrive at this isolated house prepared for children like Eli, cut off from the outside world. The treatments aren’t going to much fun and look quite horrific and they are warned he’ll get worse before he gets better. Eli, from the beginning, starts to see strange things and figures suggesting he is not alone. Are they trying to warn him or kill him?

You think you know where the story is going but then the twist comes…and I didn’t see this one coming, neither did the boy (whose a teenager so obviously knows everything).

I liked it. The beginning was a slow go at first but I was pleased I persevered. Yes, there were questions left at the end but it is also open to a second which may answer them. The twist entertained me and although the ending was a little cheesy I could deal with it.

6/10…A good twist that took me by surprise. A slow going beginning and not that scary.

6/10…The boy thought the ending ruined it for him.

About thewytchinghourblog

I'm a horror loving librarian with the need to share reviews of everything horror, gore and spooky related. I'm an avid reader of books, mainly horror, definitely supernatural. I'm a pagan and like to define myself as an eclectic witch. Halloween/Samhain is my favourite time of year from everything pumpkin spiced, the scent of decay and the veil between worlds thinning. So, here we are to share all things blood splattered, things that go bump in the night and crawl out of the darkness.
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