Saturday, 8 October 2016


It’s day eight of my HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE where I have to see a horror movie a day during the month of October and write a short review for each one.

In #HORROR, a sophomore feature from  a designer turned director Tara Subcoff, a group of 12 year old girls,  during a sleepover decide to lock up their phones in safe and then interact socially. The game backfires as one of the girls is exiled and gets lost in the woods, surrounding the house, while an intruder starts picking out the girls one by one.

The scariest thing about  #HORROR is the interactions between 12 year old girls who act as a pack, but are also ready to turn on each other at a moment's notice. The setting in the film is top notch - a glass house in he middle of the forest, as creepy as it is beautiful. Much of the film's pacing and tension lies on the shoulders of the young actors and they manage to pull off a realistic portrayal of young generation, the kids who even in each other's company can only be themselves in the virtual world.

The violence in the film is as gratuitous as a film involving 12 year olds can allow, but it is not the main focus of the film, where the portrayal of the modern family is terrifying and depressing. 

#HORROR Is an entertaining little movie. It has many loose ends and it lacks real scares, but the premise and the pacing are intriguing enough to entertain.

Score out of 5:

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