Better Watch Out (2017)
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Just another depressing, nihilistic horror flick.
Both the screenplay and the editing maintain the intricate plate-spinning required to go back and forth between laughs and screams, all the while imperceptibly boosting the tension as the night progresses.
Seems destined to become one of those Yuletide perennials for people who like their holiday-themed entertainment as perversely un-wholesome as possible.
Best described as Home Alone meets Michael Haneke’s Funny Games, the sadistic horror comedy Safe Neighborhood is the kind of film that’s tough to categorize but easy to enjoy.
You might think you’re in for an icky, misogynist torture porn, and momentarily wish to leave the theater. (I did.) But stick it out, because the film will continue to defy your expectations.
Olivia DeJonge carries the film on her shoulders, even in sock feet. She’s asked to act the film’s most emotional sequences with duct tape over her mouth!