So on a rare occasion Behind You is a film I actually choose to watch off my own back which wasn’t a review screener, what a novel concept right? This is feeling more like the podcast lately. Joking aside I actually really enjoyed this film. We are treated to an unknown cast who actual had some acting talent, unlike the last film I reviewed Don’t Run. The kids are great in this, Beth is a brilliant character played by Jan Broberg who you may remember from the 2012 remake of Maniac, the role of psychotic aunt isn’t an easy one to get right but she has hit the right notes with this one.
I love the story in this one. Less on the scares and more on the atmosphere the film takes a used concept like a demon in the mirror and uses it subtly to add the much needed tension into a quiet film. The characters back history was well thought out and seemed more realistic than the usual haunted house type of storyline, putting Beth in a mental hospital for the death of her sister.
I always like the addition of mirrors in film, It is a great piece of folklore used. Candyman does this well as does Mirrors but it is an aspect that this film uses sparingly, but in a good way. Yes Behind You is one of these rare films that don’t pound out the idea till its dead in the water which is nice to see.
With a brilliant story and a great cast, not to mention very good direction and style, Behind you is 100% worth a watch during Lockdown.