high school horror

The Loved Ones (REVIEW)

The angst and elation of maturity are the heartbeats of mainstream cinema’s adolescence. Through several decades of teen comedies and horror films there is the consistent playing out of maturation through sexuality, violence (graphic or not), and familial independence. Often genres such as comedy and horror are in themselves perceived as “adolescent” in their form and content. So it is unsurprising—if not appropriate—that such films often find teenagers as their core characters.

The Absent (REVIEW)

You can tell a lot about a film by the way its packaged. When sending along a film for review, some companies will take the "less is more" approach, by sending along just the DVD in a generic case and maybe a press release to go with it, letting the viewer do the work. Other companies will give you absolutely every piece of information they can on their film, hoping that something sticks out as worthwhile.

Trailer: After Dark's "The Final"

While I love a good High School revenge film the makers of "The Final" made one gigantic mistake. When you have a movie set in a high school with a bunch of bitchy girls you never actually cast real teenage girls. Rose McGowan was in her mid-twenties when she was cast a high school student in "Jawbreaker", and in turn I did not feel like a scumbag watching her.

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