Grimcutty Review: Is It Worth Watching?

It’s Halloween, many streaming apps have been releasing classic and brand-new horror movies for their audiences to enjoy. On Oct. 10, Hulu added “Grimcutty,” a film about an internet challenge terrifying young children by harming themselves and hallucinating.

“Grimcutty” is leaning towards parents rather than your regular horror movies focusing on teenage audiences. Grimcutty grows stronger by hysteria from the worried parents for their children, so Sara Wolfkind, playing Sara Chudhdry, hurriedly visits the woman who is the creator of the blogs, responsible for causing the hysteria among parents. Not knowing where the terrifying monster originally came from, in order to make the Grimcutty completely disappear, both of the parents need to stop feeding the thought of it. Although the Grimcutty can appear whenever without the frightened parent’s acknowledgment, Asha finds the solution to the town’s problem, calming down and thinking things thoroughly with their children will force the tall black figure with a disturbing smile to disappear.

Watching the movie, the horrifying internet meme brought to life by parents, is very similar to an event we had not too long ago, with the “Momo Challenge.” I remember not thinking much of it since it’s through technology and it’s not physical. Still, throughout the movie, the monster is brought to life, terrorizing innocent children into harming and cutting themselves to the point where parents will be involved in the injuries. The movie ratings were questionably low considering it’s a horror movie, but I realized it might not be reaching the right audience. Parents are more afraid of the Internet and social media rather than the monster itself, they aren’t in control of what their children are looking at online and it can be a terrifying thought.

The figure could’ve been more original and worked on more, “Grimcutty” seemed very similar to the famous Creepypasta character Slenderman, with CGI computer-generated imagery, long black slender arms, and a tall figure. Revealing the creature in the very beginning, the director could’ve built the suspension slowly, having the audience become more and more curious about how disturbing the monster will be. Though the jump scares could be slightly better, I wouldn’t recommend watching “Grimcutty.” It seemed the producers put more thought into the official trailer and poster than the actual movie; however, it was interesting seeing the teenage and adults’ different perspectives on technology. I was pleased with the ending, Asha concluded the movie perfectly with no cliffhangers. Continuing her ASMR channel, Asha focuses on how to defeat Grimcutty and the outcome of the events, bringing her family closer to her viewers.