Imaginary is Now on Blu-ray

The Blu-ray for the psychological horror movie "Imaginary" from Blumhouse and Lionsgate is now available. Directed and co-written by Jeff Wadlow, the movie features performances by DeWanda Wise, Tom Payne, Taegen Burns, Veronica Falcon, and young actress Pyper Braun, who delivers a standout performance.

Plot Synopsis

The concept of the story revolves around Jessica, who recently moves back into her childhood house with her family. Her youngest stepdaughter Alice finds a stuffed bear named Chauncey, and Jessica realizes that this seemingly harmless toy bear is much more than that when Alice’s behavior escalates into something concerning.

Movie Analysis

"Imaginary" is more of a ‘gateway’ horror film, fitting for family viewing. The movie lacks the gore and slasher elements typical of the genre but maintains a constant sense of unease and includes a few scares throughout. Stand-out performances come from the three main actresses – Wise, Burns, and Braun – who portray a convincing family dynamic.

Rewatching the movie highlights the psychological horror element and the practical effects used. The film features a twist that keeps viewers interested in revisiting key scenes.

Blu-ray Features

The Blu-ray edition includes an audio commentary with Wadlow and Wise, which provides viewers an in-depth look into the movie-making process and the narrative’s overarching themes. There’s also a featurette titled “Exploring the Never Ever,” a 19-minute clip offering behind-the-scenes views of sets, practical effects, and cast interviews about their childhood fears and the use of imagination.

The creature design caught special attention with a peek into the creation of the character Chauncey. The team used a mix of technology and puppetry, much to the delight of fans, to bring this character to life, with the help of an extraordinarily tall actor for the costume.

Recommended Viewing Experience

The Blu-ray offers valuable commentary and behind-the-scenes insights that enhance the viewing experience. It’s a decent crossover horror, packed with some enjoyable practical effects and an impressive cast, making it a fun watch for the audience.

Wrapping Up

The "Imaginary" Blu-ray showcases Blumhouse’s knack for producing compelling horror films. It’s the quality bonuses, strong cast performance, and intriguing narrative that sets this movie apart, ensuring repeated viewings only make it more enjoyable. For your exclusive copy, purchase here. For more horror movie recommendations and content, visit HitPlay.

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