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Cast: Emmaline Friederichs, Madeline Conway, and Carly Rae James Sauer

Director: Christopher A. Micklos/Jay Sapiro

Genre: Supernatural/Horror

Year: 2018

Rating: NR

When Ranae, a college student babysits for a family with a tragic history, she finds herself stalked by a sinister presence and haunted by ghosts from her own past. Soon, she and her friends must confront the angry, evil spirit hunting them down one-by-one on a deliberate march towards its ultimate prey.

'The Nursery' tells the story of Ranae, a college student who is looking to make some extra money so she takes a job babysitting for a couple who lives out in the middle of nowhere. Everything seems fine at first, the couple tells Ranae that the baby should sleep the whole time they are gone and that they will return around 1:00 a.m. in the morning. But things quickly begin to chance when Ranae begins to hear strange noises and begins to see things. Afraid and alone, her friends, Calista, Grace and her boyfriend, Jeremy come over to keep her company but strange things continue to happen until the ghost decides to make her move. Now they must try and get the baby and themselves out of the house before they all fall victim.

The film was made by first time Director's, Christopher A. Micklos and Jay Sapiro, it was also written by Christopher A. Micklos. I found 'The Nursery' to be a mixed bag of good and not so good. It gets off to a rough start, between the weird noises and flashing lights it was a bit annoying but the good thing is it doesn't last that long and the film actually gets better as it moves along.

As the film moves along, the story becomes more engaging and the twists that are tossed in do a great job at keeping the audience invested. They film makers do a great job at keeping you interested by keeping the identity of the ghost hidden through most of the film. There are a few kills but none are all that graphic or scary but the scenes with the ghost create suspense and a high level of creepiness at times. The ghost itself will remind you of the "Ring" but instead of coming out of the TV this one has the ability to text and use the internet to spread its fear. As far as the acting goes all four of the main actors did a good job playing their roles and making the most of what they had to work with. Some of the stuff they do is a bit crazy but it is easy to over look as well.

'The Nursery' isn't a perfect film, it has its flaws but for a first time feature I thought the two directors did a good job at building on the suspense and tension as the film moved along. I look forward to seeing what they do next. This is an Indie horror that rises above its flaws to become an entertaining and spooky watch that should satisfy all fans of Independent horror. It is not great but it does deliver on what it promises. 'The Nursery' will be on VOD June 5th from Uncork’d Entertainment. I recommend checking it out and supporting Independent Cinema.

Released by Uncork’d Entertainment

*** 1/4 Out Of *****