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Cast: Reine Swart, Deānré Reiners, Thandi Puren, Brandon Auret, and Dorothy-Ann Gould

Director: Darrell James Roodt

Genre: Horror

Year: 2018

Rating: NR

Chloe is overwhelmed by the birth of her first child. The incessant crying of her baby, the growing sense of guilt and paranoia sends her into depression. With a heightened urge to protect her son, Chloe sees danger in every situation. She starts to hear voices, the humming of a childhood lullaby and sees flashes of a strange entity around her child. Convinced that the entity is real, Chloe will do everything in her power to protect her son. Is she haunted by evil or is it just the baby blues?

We find out right from the start that the town of Eden Rock has a dark secret that includes the killing of newborn babies. After leaving home young Chloe returns nine months later in time to have her baby. Having a child has taken its toll on Chloe, she is exhausted, frustrated and depressed. Luckily she has her mother to move in with and to help out with the baby. but things go from bad to worse shortly after moving in when Chloe begins to hear and see strange things including an old woman dressed in black who seems to want her new baby boy.

The first thing I noticed about the film was how amazing it looked, the cinematography is fantastic and the sound is crisp. The camera work is fantastic as well, all of these things help in creating just the right atmosphere and mood for the story. Another thing that helps is the old house in which they live, it is old and rustic and is the perfect setting for the supernatural tale.

Things happen quickly, as the film opens Chloe is already home and giving birth. The story wastes no time in getting started. It also doesn't take very long before the creepiness begins to set in when Chloe begins to see and hear things. This is when the film starts to get under your skin and in your head. As the film moves along you begin to wonder if what is happening is real or if its all inside Chloe's fragile mind. The local doctor seems to think it is in Chloe's head but you also get the feeling he might have his own motives in wanting to help as well.

As the film moves along we get to find out why Chloe left in the first place, why the father of her baby isn't with her and we also find out a bit more about the town's dark secret. 'The Lullaby' doesn't break any new ground as far as supernatural thrillers go but it is entertaining nonetheless. It has an engaging story, some disturbing scenes and just the right amount of scares mixed in with the drama to make it a worthwhile horror film.

Another thing that made the film so good was it's amazing cast, Reine Swart is simply amazing as Chloe, she brings out all the emotions needed to play such a complex and fragile character. Thandi Puren is also excellent as Chloe's mother, Ruby. And then there is Brandon Auret who is brilliant as Doctor Reed. Auret brings a perfect mix of mystery and creepiness to his role. I can't conclude the cast without mentioning Deānré Reiners who does a great job playing Adam, a young man in town who has always had a thing for Chloe. This is a terrific cast that takes the film to another level.

I also have to mention Director, Darrell James Roodt who did a great job telling the story and mixing the elements of horror with the drama while keeping the film moving at a nice pace. 'The Lullaby' is a well made horror film that makes you scared and uneasy and it keeps you glued to the screen all the way to the heart stopping climax. I really liked the film and I recommend it to all horror fans out there. Uncork’d Entertainment will release the film in theaters and VOD March 2 so be sure to check it out.

Released by Uncork’d Entertainment

**** Out Of *****