A cute, shy, young girl is new to town, and looks to be the perfect, easily-duped target for a group of boys who want to use her as the final test in their murder game. Little do they know, she is skilled in areas they cannot imagine, and has a test of her own she decides to pursue.
The term, "Final Girl", comes out of a trend in early slasher films where the sole survivor or the last to die was often a female. See more »
When Jameson tells her to run and Veronica takes off into the woods, she can clearly be seen stepping out of her heels as she goes. But after the boys take off as well and the camera cuts back to her, she leans down and takes off her heels before tying back her hair. See more »
If you're familiar with the trippier David Lynch films, you have a hint as to what to expect of this film.
The premise is simple: A girl orphaned at a young age is trained to be an assassin. As a teen her training leads to a test mission: To kill a pack of boys who hunt and kill girls for sport.
A lot of the origins of the characters and how the situation came about are left unanswered. This probably explains the problems so many of the other reviewers have with this film, as they likely thought they were thinking they were going to see a twist on the slasher genre based on the description of the film.
This film doesn't explore its own premise or delve that deep into the characters. It is much more about the style and presentation of the events, dialog, and visions. Given how most of the characters both protagonist and antagonist are sociopaths to some degree, that strangeness, aloofness and lack of reality is somehow appropriate.
It's not too long a film, just over an hour and a quarter, just enough for what it is trying to do.
Worth it for change of pace. Horror fans may be disappointed, but I'm not one of them, and was pleasantly caught by surprise by the whole Twin Peaks like vibe that emerged from this film
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