Review: The Casebook of Eddie Brewer

15 Jan 14

The Casebook of Eddie Brewer

Eddie Brewer is a paranormal investigator. When he is approached by a young journalist named Laura, he agrees to allow her to shadow him for a couple of weeks as he goes about his work.

The camera crew follows Eddie across a few different cases. He is quite a skeptical investigator, perhaps unusually so, and often finds a more mundane explanation for the things people report to him.

But as more and more links seem to be appearing between three of his cases, Eddie is flummoxed. Could he finally have stumbled across actual evidence of the paranormal?

A shaky-cam flick with shades of Blair Witch and Paranormal Activity, The Casebook of Eddie Brewer contains all the ingredients of a great horror film: dodgy electrics, a recently unearthed cellar, and the prerequisite creepy child. It starts off a bit slowly – during the first ten minutes I was wondering what I’d let myself in for – but it soon gains momentum and turns into a gripping story with some nicely thought out characters.

If you’re a fan of creepy horror movies with a ‘real-life’ edge, this is definitely one to watch over a bucket of popcorn.

7/10 – Everything a shaky-cam horror movie should be