Wednesday, February 8, 2017

KRISTY

Kristy Movie Review

Members of a cult stalk and terrorize college student Justine (Haley Bennett, The Haunting of Molly Hartley), one of the few students who stayed on campus during the Thanksgiving break. This movie borrows from a LOT of films and concepts that that came before it, so there will be absolutely no points given for originality--that said, the movie really isn't too bad. It's sort of a slasher, sort of a home invasion film, sort of a revenge flick. Bennett does a decent job in the lead role, albeit playing a character who repeatedly makes really dumb decisions. The killers are rather boring, sporting white-boy thug-wannabe clothes and generic masks--except the girl--she looks like your local heroin addict on the corner.

"Hey man, got a smoke?"

So why's this titled Kristy? I'm glad you asked. Kristy comes from the Latin for "follower of God". So this cult is out to kill all the Kristy's--why they are after Justine (other than that she's "pretty") is anybody's guess, as her name isn't Kristy and, as far as we know, she's not a follower of God. When the action gets going, the movie really picks up, though the chase scenes are so drawn out at times you may make the mistake of thinking the movie switched to Run Lola Run. Once Justine decides to fight back, the violence escalates, leading to some gruesome death scenes--always a nice touch. All told, Kristy is a decent horror flick that leaves one wishing it had been more original.

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 6


Kristy Movie Trailer

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