|Review by Joshua Gravel|
June is a troubled young girl who has spent the last nine years being shuttled from foster home to foster home while never being able to find a home that can handle her unique issues.
Although one day June is assigned a new social worker who seems to understand her problems. June is then situated in a new home where the Mother seems way too accepting of the supernatural happenings.
‘As June’s “episodes” get more frequent her foster father begins to piece together the larger plot they have all become a part of.
June is a really interesting story with strong acting that is unfortunately undermined by some poor digital effects. Director L. Gustavo Cooper has crafted a good story, which pulls influences from a plethora of other supernatural and scary children movies while forming his own original tale with unexpected twists and revelations. The well-written script is aided greatly by the many strong performances, especially that of Kennedy Brice as June. We all know that an uneven performance by a child actor can hurt a film especially when that child is the lead so the films production lucked out in finding such a good actress.
The unfortunate drawback to June is its reliance on digital effects, which in this case are wildly uneven. Some scenes have impressive digital effects but many of the effects set pieces have a rushed feeling and the effects stand out in a not so good way.
If you enjoy child based horror films, especially those with a supernatural bent, then I would recommend checking out June but I don’t think this film would satisfy the casual fan looking for a scary film