This month was the aptly named “It’s Right Behind You!” horror edition. Instead of going right for the classics, we featured recent movies from the last 5 years. While each had its own different source of terror and approach, they all fit into the larger history of the horror genre and its familiar tropes.
Here’s the lineup:
It Follows – The deadly curse that keeps getting passed on.
The Cabin in the Woods – The group that gets more than they bargained for in the remote destination.
The Babadook – The storybook monster comes to life
And the winner was…
It Follows (2014)
Director: David Robert Mitchell
Stars: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi
After carefree teenager Jay sleeps with her new boyfriend, Hugh for the first time, she learns that she is the latest recipient of a fatal curse that is passed from victim to victim via sexual intercourse. Death, Jay learns, will creep inexorably toward her as either a friend or a stranger. Jay’s friends don’t believe her seemingly paranoid ravings, until they too begin to see the phantom assassins and band together to help her flee or defend herself.
FINAL RATING: 4 out of 8 slices (some good scares but not our new favorite)
We asked four teens to give you their reviews on this new horror flick. Read what Cianna, Justin and Phillip (The Newbies) and Sophie & Francesca (The Sisters that PaaM together) had to say…
How would you sum up the movie in one sentence?
Justin: It was repetitive, with a lackluster end, but it was suspenseful.
Phillip: The movies was okay, but the ending was abrupt and the characters weren’t well
Sophie & Francesca: A really annoying main character.
Who would you recommend this movie to?
Cianna: Friends & family.
Justin: Some who likes suspense and an open interpretation to endings.
Phillip: Someone who wants unpredictability in horror movies.
Sophie & Francesca: Anyone who likes scary movies.
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