I've watched a lot of horror, I've watched my fair share of good and bad horror. Its been a long time since a movie has genuinely angered me, the characters were just awful people and I couldn't muster any sympathy whatsoever for any of them (maybe Michelle). But if you take away the terrible characters the movie itself was pretty mediocre, nothing new or inventive and pretty snail pace until the final 20/30 minutes. The ending credits were quite cool though although it says a lot when the rolling credits was the part that stuck out the most.
Nothing special, but not bad either, this AirBnB horror is passable, but nothing new or innovative for the genre. Decent performances all round and a palatable plot make for a decent 90 minute horror/thriller/drama. Good to see Dave Franco behind the camera and trying his hand at directing, just hope he goes for something a little more ambitious for his next feature.
I liked it. I don't need to like the characters to enjoy a movie, I'm not 5 years old. If you watch it expecting scares every fifteen minutes, you're going to end up disappointed. Would have liked to know more about the killer, though.
Very unlikable characters that really make this mediocre thriller into a below average one. Not recommended.
A 30 minute short film stretched into a feature length movie.
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Pretty good for what it is. Any longer and it would have dragged, but at +/- 90 minutes, a good watch if you feel like horror.
Boring, slow, long, and not scary.
Mumblecore meets slasher. Joe Swanberg's participation in the script draws a dividing line in the story. The first part is a plot about couples. The second is a bloodless slasher. The reflection on secrets and voyeurism is interesting. And while it doesn't pretend to change any gender rules, it should be required a little more information on this nosy Michael Myers.
Pretty much agree with @randompadley except that the last 20-30 minutes weren't much more exciting either.The movie seems to have been written around one core idea but failed to even setup a believable "celebratory weekend get-away" to make up the runtime. Add in tons of classic facepalm horror moments and shitty characters et voilà. I'd honestly have skipped this seeing who directed it but with the other poster variant it made it appear like there might be something cool going on (with the flipped perspective of the house and the figure in the sky). :thumbsdown:
And while I don't need a resolution to a movie necessarily the reveal that it's just a random stranger doing this only left me with more questions in how this all played out. Kinda hard to believe this setup over a weekend and I doubt the MO should just have been that he likes watching and then killing strangers. I mean he rents the place beforehand to set it all up so just how many places could he possible have "sliced up" by this method... His plan was also far from foolproof. They could have easily have made it away (as shown by the stupid chase scene in the forest)... there is also evidence on their phones, etc. so why even bother removing all the cameras :rolling_eyes:.