Reely Bernie Horror Fest: The Baby’s Room (2006)

“Our house was sold five times in the last three years. Does that sound normal to you?!”

Origin/Director: Spain/Álex de la Iglesia

Viewings Tally: I had never seen it before, nor heard of it. It was highly recommended by my friends on Letterboxd, and I purchased it for rent via Amazon Prime.

Synopsis: Juan and Sonia arrive at a large old house, an ideal place to raise their newborn son. When, one night before going to bed, they check the operation of the monitoring device installed in the baby’s room, they discover that someone is sitting next to the crib! [Letterboxd]

Reely Bernie’s Take: As a dad of a toddler and an upcoming newborn, this was probably an unwise choice in horror movie options. However, as an avid horror fanatic, this was a welcomed scare. In 2006, The Baby’s Room was one of the six “Films to Keep You Awake” flicks on Spanish TV and re-released on DVD by Lionsgate. In its minuteness, the movie “reads” episodic, but in its Hitchcockian appeal, it is a brilliant, 80-minute vignette.

Director Iglesia uses a gritty lens to enhance the supernatural aspect, staticky noises keep your imagination flaring, and even if you don’t startle easy, this one-trick pony will kick you off your couch at least three times. Despite the lousy acting of our despicable lead, the audience is introduced to what seems like a typical young couple dealing with the anxieties of raising a newborn while losing several nights of sleep. With each creepy discovery made by the father, the movie slowly progresses from eerie to insane. Subtle touches of humor keep the story more human, believable, and appealing.

For fans of The Changeling or Poltergeist, this is a must!

The Shot that Won’t Let Go:

I mean, c’mon.

Final Score: 3.5 baby video monitors from hell out of 5

For rent on Amazon Prime.

Happy Reely Bernie Horror Fest,


8 thoughts on “Reely Bernie Horror Fest: The Baby’s Room (2006)

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    1. Max, I was telling “Walkingoffthechessboard” I think I might be a glutton for punishment because every time I hear that baby monitor static or fizz, I’m gonna think of that movie! She’s due in two weeks!

      Also, I haven’t seen “It’s Alive.” I’m putting it on my Watchlist. I hope to sneak in as many flicks as I can before I enter the sleepless void again. I’ve got one more in me, and this is the one, haha! Prayers and good vibes!

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      1. LOL… yea you are getting close!
        It’s Alive was a very B movie made in 1974 but came back strong in 1977 with backing…I would put my fingers in my ears with the commercial…it scared the hell out of me. It’s a fun little horror movie.

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  1. You took one for the team watching this with a toddler and a newborn on the way. Have never seen it, but I am a huge Poltergeist fan so it will go on the “to watch” list. I love the score being represented as “3.5 baby video monitors from hell.” Lol.😂

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    1. I’m a HUGE Poltergeist fan! I even visited the house when I was in LA. Yeah, this one is just about the last thing you wanna see if you’re using a baby monitor. Glutton for punishment, I guess.

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