Horror fans will be delighted to here that Shudder is streaming Z on Mother’s Day. The very idea of an imaginary friend frightens me, though. You can’t see them. You don’t know what they are saying to their human companions. You don’t know how they feel about other family members. All you really see is your loved one talking to no one in particular. It’s when a child puts a name on that empty space next to them that sends a cold shiver down my spine. Why can’t other people see them? Do they not want to be seen? I’m sorry for the rant, it’s just that imaginary friends scare me. In films, horror films especially, imaginary friends are depicted as malevolent things that prey on children. Z seems to follow that same formula. I can’t wait to see it.
A family find themselves terrorized by their eight-year-old son’s imaginary friend.
What’s not to like and be scared about?