College girl Justine works hard to support herself at Bryce College, where she studies. During Thanksgiving, her boyfriend Aaron goes home and Justine has plans to stay on campus with her roommate, Nicole. Out of the blue, Nicole's father invites her to Aspen, while Justine remains in the dorm. One night, Justine drives to a convenience store to buy supplies and meets Violet, who threatens her. Shaken, Justine returns to campus, where she soon finds herself being hunted down by Violet and three hoodlums from a cult. Justine has to fight to survive. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
I actually just finished this for a second time. There were certain things I found a little hard to follow the first time but maybe that is just me. The internet angle I found confusing on first go around. Certain events happen so fast I could not see very well what happened. It made a difference seeing it in the day the first time and night the second time. Do not watch this in the day! It is an atmospheric movie. It must be at night.
The acting from our main girl draws me in, her performance is always alluring. The soundtrack is fantastic too, the themes stay with me. I would even say it may be my favorite movie soundtrack and definitely in my top 5. The music and this movie go really well together, hand in hand. Most movies have maybe one song I love with it, maybe not even that. This is one of the rare ones where I dig every single song and gives the movie a great vibe and overall presence.
Movie has great twists and turns, keeps me interested, and the internet angle to things is a fun spin on it. Certain stuff may make more sense in a second go around. I found myself thinking about it a lot after the first time and it became clear I needed to rewatch to make sense of certain things better. On second watch I can confirm, very solid movie, very atmospheric, well written, well acted, definitely worth a go, at night, and not with people who talk during movies.
I hope we see more films like this. I also dig the abandoned college angle.
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