Watched a nice print on Criterion Channel for the HORRORx52 (2021 EDITION) Challenge.
Half great, half shit. Has some genuinely creepy moments in the first half, but once you’ve figured out it’s all the boy misunderstanding, it just becomes over-acted melodrama.
Weird shit that doesn’t make any sense:
The boy pumps gas for a Cadillac full of leather clad men, who act creepily toward the boy, touching his lips suggestively. The boy never collects any money for the gas, and the father doesn’t care, even though they are clearly poor.
The boy is cruel to the frog, the other boy whose mother is dead. The boys are all juvenile delinquents, sneaking in to neighborhood houses, destroying everything, and blowing up…