I want to make a bitchy comment like “the scariest thing about this was Jemma running down the street with her mask covering her mouth but not her nose” but it was actually a very fun time and I enjoyed the movie. Also I had a shittier version of the idea behind what I thought was the best scene in the movie, the floating mask filter, except it used the Face ID square thing.
Maybe it was because I watched this in the middle of a warm sunny day, maybe it was because I’ve been to a two-day conference at the literal resort where this was shot, and maybe it’s because this movie had the exact same issues as Goodnight Mommy (which I didn’t actually realize was by the same people until I finished) but it fell kinda flat for me. The Ending was great, but those ~20 minutes don’t make up for the previous yawn-fest. Loved Riley ’s performance though. Also the kneeling on a burning log? Hot.
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A steaming pile of feces. Literally "Poor guy his wife got raped because he was a huge asshole and now the child might not be his how AWFUL FOR HIM." I'm not marking this as a spoiler. I hope anyone who reads this without having seen this movie gets spoiled and spares themselves the shittiness.
I would really have loved this if it had been made by a woman, but in its current state it was way too male-gazey for me. Also the lesbian plotline was way too similar to Orphan Black for my taste, except way trashier (to the point that I'm surprised that there wasn't straight-up scissoring). Overall it could have had a Neon Demon/Antiviral style, but instead it mostly just came off as two creepy old dudes wanting to film extremely young-looking women naked. But yeah I'd be down for a remake asap, and Barbara Crampton was 👌 👌 👌. Seen at Fantasia International Film Festival.