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The Super (2017) Explained – Complete Review

The Super is a less recognized horror plus thriller movie. Having suspense in every minute, and the dramatic turn in the end shocked the audience.


Phil Lodge, widower and a former NYPD officer, seeking a job alongside with his two daughters; Violet the elder one and Rose the younger one. Stopped at the luxurious New York apartment buildings. Phil somehow got the job as a superintendent plus got a room for living within the building basement. Phil’s wife died due to fire that broke out in their house, to keep the children safe, Phil had to escape with the girls leaving the wife turned into ashes.

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The movie from the beginning started to flicked when his younger daughter confronted the creepy and strange maintenance guy, Walter played by Val Kilmer. Phil from the inception had a feeling that the Walter is not what he seems. After several creepy encounters of Walter and Phil’s younger daughter, Phil started investigating about Walter’s ongoing activities. There is another mishap happening in the building, where the Tenants are disappearing nearly everyday. So apparently and logically, all the odds are against the Walter. Phil started suspecting Walter for the disappearance of tenants.

The Super Movie Explained

The movie has several fluctuated and suspenseful scenes. The real shocked comes at the last phase of the movie, when audience got to know that the Phil’s younger sister is just a demonic appearance (does’t exist in real) that only Phil’s been witnessing from the beginning.

The director Stephan Rick tried to make the movie more horrific by giving Kilmer more peculiar and mysterious look. Also the mystery behind the corrupt Building manager’s secret room. At start, it seemed like that Kilmer and him both are involved in all the scary activities. But the room turned out to be something else.

The Super movie is no doubt a good watch. Considering the average horror stuff and good suspense.


4 out of 5


Author: Staff

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