65 years after a masked serial killer terrorized the small town of Texarkana, the so-called "moonlight murders" begin again. Is it a copycat or something even more sinister? A lonely high school girl may be the key to catching him.
Sixty-five years after a masked serial killer terrorized the small town of Texarkana, the so-called 'moonlight murders' begin again. Is it a copycat or something even more sinister? A lonely high school girl, with dark secrets of her own, may be the key to catching him.Written by
Hate to tell the truth but whether or not you personally "liked" a film does not necessarily qualify you to review it.
This reviewer was hosting horror festivals when the original NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD came out, and the hardest thing to do in a horror flick is be subtle.
But this director has mad skills. And can do subtle.
The framing in many of the scenes is incredible, there are times you almost feel the characters on-screen are the only people left on the face of the earth.
And Gomez-Rejon also is shrewd enough to get more mileage out of Addison Timlin's face than a Prius.
And a nice face it is. I counted over 50 closeups and then stopped counting. Her character is the glue, the connection, for this story and she is set up as a shy girl who (quote) never gets asked out.
Which is why this story is fiction and not a documentary.
And you the viewer get to watch the whole story through her eyes.
The juxtaposition of the new movie and the "old movie" only makes my point -- putting this film alongside Whedon's Cabin in the Woods for cleverly deconstructing a tale from within the story arc itself.
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