Frightfest preview: Under The Bed Simon Fitzjohn August 21, 2012 Features, Film4 Frightfest 2004 Channelling the age-old favourite of the monsters under the bed, director Steven C Miller’s effort goes right for the jugular. Described as a ‘supernatural suburban nightmare’, the film follows Neal Hausman, who for as long as he can remember is insistent there is something untoward under his bed. Naturally no one believes him, but things take a sinister turn when his mother dies in strange circumstances. Neal is sent to live with his aunt while his father recovers from the tragedy, but before long he returns home to confront the malevolent forces that still exist in that netherworld – forces that have now set their sights on his younger brother Paulie. Director Miller has given us the likes of Scream of the Banshee and The Aggression Scale to date, so this looks like an interesting progression. Jonny Weston (who will shortly be seen in surfing flick Chasing Mavericks) takes the lead role of Neal, with the likes of Gattlin Griffith and Peter Holden rounding out the cast. Under The Bed screens at Frightfest on Saturday, August 25.