ABC Film Challenge – Favourites – B – Benny Loves You (2019) Movie Review

Director: Karl Holt

Writer: Karl Holt (Screenplay)

Starring: Karl Holt, Claire Cartwright, George Collie, James Parsons, Anthony Styles, Darren Benedict

Plot: Jack, a man desperate to improve his life throws away his beloved childhood plush, Benny. It’s a move that has disastrous consequences when Benny springs to life with deadly intentions.


Tagline – Hell hath no fury like a teddy scorned.

Runtime: 1 Hour 34 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Benny Loves You starts when toy designer Jack (Holt) finds himself struggling to make an impact and after a freak accident his parents are both killed, leaving him needing to face the reality of growing up.

With Jack needing to tidy up his life, he will throw away the toys in his home, which will see one teddy bear Benny come to life, looking to kill anyone in his life until he takes him back.

Thoughts on Benny Loves You

ThoughtsBenny Loves You is a horror comedy that isn’t afraid to take things to the extreme comedy levels, pushing past anything that seems normal to put us into a world where the toy comes to life with a murderous tendency. Everything about Benny is comedy gold, playing straight into the dark sense of humour required for this figure. This does feel like an original story idea, which is what will make it this more entertaining to watch. The Benny doll is filled with disturbing comedy look, which will give us the laughs at just what he does. Karl Holt does take the leading role, director and writing side of the film, which will show his own talent for giving us the horror comedy we have needed for a long time. The weakness can come from certain special effects, but the Benny movement all work for added enjoyment.

Final Thoughts Benny Loves You is one of the best horror comedies in years, leaving you laughing out loud at nearly every scene.

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