Review: 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
Scar is a caffeine-fuelled doer-of-everything who moonlights as a private investigator. She spends her days doing consultancy for businesses and individuals, and conducting academic research in psychology of religion. By night, she traverses the internet investigating online crimes. She is one of Geektown’s London-based reviewers who enjoys writing about things that interest her and hanging out with her pet snakes.