Release Date: October 13, 2017
I am a sucker for horror-comedy films, and this one hit the spot. Make no mistake, this isn’t the next Army of Darkness or House, but it can hold its own against upper mid-tier entries into the genre. The premise is cool though not terribly original. A kid sees his babysitter and her cult murder another guy and must try to survive as they turn on him. The death scenes in this film were top notch. Horror movies like this need inventive kills, and there are some good ones here. Each of them felt different from the others and were over the top just enough.
The filmmaking was good here, but the third act was a bit of a drag. It could have been edited differently to keep the pace flowing better, and the bully seemed like a shoehorn character, but all of that can be overlooked. McG is hit or miss for me, but this one was one of his better films, mainly because it didn’t feel like he was trying too hard. The movie is relatively short at under 90 minutes and is a lot of fun.