Disclaimer: If this looks at all interesting to you, go see it.
I don’t think Emma Roberts is a good actress nor do I think little Sally Draper holding a knife is scary (she’s not a great actress either). If feels weird being 27, laying in bed eating fruit snacks while talking shit about a 17 year old girls acting but I just don’t think she was fit for this role. Both those performances took me out of the movie completely.
With that being said, I think this was a step up for Perkins. Despite being made before his latest flop, this movie had its own story. I didn’t find the story entirely original but the slow pacing and character timeline cuts made it at least interesting. The girls boarding school is always a tried and true, charming location for a horror film. It’s lonely, dreary and fits nicely into the winter backdrop.
However, this just didn’t work for me on a core level and I have to trust my gut. I found myself an hour into the film, bored, waiting for something to happen. I understand and appreciate slow burn horror but Perkins lit my candle and let it die out unfortunately.
Also, it was a really intelligent perspective on the effects of female adole-
No I’m just kidding.