Nightbooks wouldn’t be as strong as it is if not on the performances and heart of its teen stars and breakouts Winslow Fegley, who was previously seen in the Disney+ film Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, and Lidya Jewett, who was originally born in Ethiopia. The pairing provide this at times scary movie with an emotional core, making the horror elements more relatable and tender. Fegley and Jewett were both quite effusive about the fantastic film, providing us with a lot of detail about the Toronto-shot horror movie. But, even more relatable than that, kids will be kids and the topic of smelly vomit on an elevator seemed to come up and provide a few laughs from this pairing of young talent. Fegley and Jewett are stars in the making and the film is definitely worth seeking out on Netflix, especially during spooky season.
Nightbooks is now streaming on Netflix