Horror Case Files: The Good Son (1993)

Mr. HighwayThe Good Son

Some might say this isn’t a horror movie.  I say anything with creepy looking kids doing evil things is horror. Macaulay Culkin steps up to plate from adorable kid in the Home Alone series, to a child with sociopath issues.  Too scared to watch it? The Horror Case Files reveal the background story, kill count, most creative kill, the killer(s), and what happened to the killer(s). WARNING! SPOILERS if you continue.


After the passing of his mother, Mark spends his winter break with his Uncle, Aunt, and 2 cousins.  Mark realizes that his cousin Henry has a lot evil intentions and tries to warn everyone.

Kill Count

1 people 1 dog

Most Creative Kill

The only one, Henry falling to his death off a cliff.

The Killer(s)

Henry a child who has sociopath issues.

What Happened to the Killers

Towards the end, Henry was about to kill his mom until Mark intervened.  Mark and Henry was fighting near a cliff and eventually fell off the edge.  Mark’s mom was able to grab Mark and Henry, but knew she couldn’t save both.  Fearing that Henry might be too far gone for help, she decides to save Mark.  Before these events, it was heavily hinted that Henry drowned his younger brother, which was revealed to the mom.
Henry being let go

Horror Case Files Verdict

You know, that this movie didn’t get a lot of good reviews when it came out.  I think this movie was way ahead of it’s time.  Nobody was ready in the early 90s for a kid with sociopath problem. It’s a rather interesting thriller / horror.  If you get bored of cliche slasher horror movies.  Worth checking out.  It’s on Netflix, find it as a used DVD.  Elijah Wood and Macaulay Culkin give superb performances at their young age.

Random Info I got from this File:
  • Don’t play with Mr. Highway
  • If your cousin kills a dog and asks you to help dump the body, he got problems
  • If your cousin has a homemade crossbow that shoots metal bolts, maybe you should stop playing with him
File Status: 8 out of 10
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Graphic designer by day, and movie blogger whenever I can. Been watching films in the 80s and never lost the love for it. Started Movie Case Files in 2012, and kept writing random reviews ever since. Besides movies, I like watching UFC, collecting retro video games, spending time with the wife, and bacon.

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