Let’s get spooky! October PaaM is the time for Mad Scientists.
Here were the choices:
And the winner was…
R | 1| 1997
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Writer: Donald A. Wollheim (short story “Mimic”), Matthew Robbins (screen story)
Here’s what the teen audience had to say…
FINAL RATING: 7 out of 8 slices
Every PaaM night, we ask our teens to give us their honest reviews of the winning movie. We then select voices that capture the range of opinions and critiques. Read what Sophia, Melany, Milo and Dinanyeli had to say about Guillermo Del Toro getting spooky.
Choose three words to describe the movie.
Sophia: Amazing, Jesus, making connections
Melany: Hilarious, scary, revolting
Milo: Gruesome, suspenseful, grungy
Dinanyeli: Impressive, interesting, scary
What was your favorite scene? Bonus: Why? **SPOILER ALERT!**
Sophia: “Oh no your papers fell” because it was horrible acting.
Melany: When the bugs were attacking the train car. It was suspenseful and most of the pieces started connecting. This was the climax.
Milo: When the son was captured as it perfectly symbolized the collapsing state of this world as to shatter the innocent worldview he had.
Dinanyeli: When Susan was sacrificing herself for Chuey’s well-being. This reminds me of Jesus because she cut herself as she did a sign of the cross like Jesus did.
Would you recommend this to a friend? Why or why not?
Sophia: Yes with our commentary because we were laughing and making connections. (P.S. RIP Leonard aka Jesus)
Melany: Yesss it was funny and kept me on the edge of my seat. The group was funny and respectful. It was a pleasure.
Milo: Yes; it effectively takes a gruesome take on a common trope of New York living.
Dinanyeli: I absolutely recommend this movie to a new friend because I think it is relatable to our society right now. Humans try to fix everything to maintain stability but usually make it worse like many dystopian novels.
Join us for the next FREE Pizza and a Movie!
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1
How to RSVP for Pizza and a Movie Night:
Seating is limited, so you must lay claim to your seat & slice by selecting “Free Ticket- RSVP HERE” on the Pizza and a Movie event page at teens.artsconnection.org/paam/ Fill in your information and you will receive a reminder email the day before the event. Please let us know exactly how many people you’ll be bringing. If you have any questions, feel free to email Briana, Assistant Teen Programs Manager at
PLEASE NOTE: This is a TEENS ONLY event.