I didn’t have high expectations for this movie. Something went wrong and there is a killer on the loose at a remote party. We’ve never seen a movie like this before. Cough cough Just kidding. Ok, it did have them playing a live-action version of Werewolf or Among Us. Points on that idea. The drama and paranoia that could come out of that was fun to see. But viewers’ expectations were for more horror, slasher, killer vibe off the trailer. Mystery Drama with a splash of Horror might be better. Because of people’s expectations, it doesn’t surprise me that it is not sitting well with everyone. Let alone the ending. I also had those expectations. This is one of those I ended up finding my own way to have fun and enjoy the movie.
This is where I might lose some of you and my age might be showing. The cast is all relatively young 20-somethings. Besides one older character. There are five women at the party. I couldn’t help but start thinking of some of them as the Spice Girls. “What is Sporty Spice going to do now? She’s definitely Baby Spice. She’s got to be Scary Spice. Who is Posh Spice then?” That kind of thing. Yes, it’s not completely fair to the movie but I was having my own fun trying to have them fit into the Spice girl rolls. Also, all the young characters are very much of the generation that talk and argue like they’re on Twitter. So when they were arguing with each other, there were definitely some groans or eye-rolls with some of the phrasings and arguments happening. But another pleasure I took away from this movie was watching the live-action Twitter eat themselves alive. Too dark? Well, it helped me enjoy the movie more. Again I highly doubt that this movie intended that for the viewers. So I’m not going to give them that credit. If they did, way big bonus points for them. But I have no way of knowing that and really don’t care that much.
So if you’re still with me, that’s the takeaway. The movie is not great. If you come in with expectations for more of a mystery, or drama, with a splash of horror. You will probably do better than just expecting a horror slasher film. I have said it before if you can’t enjoy the movie for what they are presenting. Find your own way to have some fun with it, like I did. This is why I gave it the rating I did.
Tell a friend to see it?
Maybe. The right friend coming in with the right expectations.
Would I rewatch it?
Probably not. I had my fun with it. Unless the above-mentioned friend wants me to come with.
Would I want to own a copy?
Must-see in theaters?
Nothing of this movie requires the big screen or sound. The story could transfer to the small screen.
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|Rated:||(R) Pervasive Language | Drug Use | Bloody Images | Sexual References | Violence|
|Genres:||Comedy, Horror, Thriller|
|Starring:||Amandla Stenberg, Maria Bakalova, Rachel Sennott|
|Writer(s):||Sarah DeLappe, Kristen Roupenian|
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