May 23, 2023
Technology gone haywire. It's never quite clear why or how we're dealing with an alarm system that has it out for the inhabitants of its home, but that's the premise of this simple horror flick. The tech-doom meets horror setup is hardly original, the execution on the other hand is decent enough for easily digestible genre filler.
After being attacked by a serial killer in her old home, Eva and her husband move to an upscale, quiet neighborhood in Los Angeles. As soon as they arrive, Eva's husband has to leave again on business. While he is away, the alarm system that is supposed to protect Eva is starting to act up.
Suspension of disbelief is the keyword here. The story doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but if you're willing to go along with it, Motion Detected is a pretty atmospheric horror flick. Nothing stands out, but there are no clear negatives either. It's just slick, short and pleasant genre filler.