By Gail Mortenson, MoreHorror.com,
In the psychological-thriller SON (Available on DVD and Blu-ray May 18, 2021), after a mysterious group of individuals breaks into Laura’s home and attempts to abduct her eight-year-old son, David, the two of them flee town in search of safety.
Soon after the failed kidnapping, David becomes extremely ill, suffering from increasingly sporadic psychosis and convulsions. Following her maternal instincts to save him, Laura commits unspeakable acts to keep him alive, but soon she must decide how far she is willing to go to save her son.
Ivan Kavanag (writer-director) takes us to some creepy places in “Son", and that's a good thing. Actress Andi Matichak plays Laura, a single mother who becomes convinced her 8-year-old David (Luke David Blumm) is the target of an evil cult. Laura has a history of mental illness, and Matichak portrays the role rather well.
Emile Hirsch plays the role of Paul, a detective who cares about Laura and David, and attempts to find them after they hit the road, where they leave a trail of destruction behind them. Laura becomes a fugitive because David appears to have attracted a supernatural disorder that can only be treated with human flesh and blood, and she helps provide that for him.
“Son” has slower pacing than similar psychological thrillers but succeeds in making the normal everyday parental aspects of life, super creepy. Check this one out when you get a chance if you're looking for a film that is really about a mother who cares for her child. Some people seem to like those films, and here, it works.