I want to give Tara Subkoff the benefit of the doubt. She claims that the film is about ‘horror’ from the point of view of a 12-year-old girl (in the form of online bullying via social media that literally follows you everywhere on your smartphone, and to a lesser extent how social media can retard a developing mind’s ability to parse fantasy and reality), but the film doesn’t convey that at all...
Shocking that something made about and seemingly for 12 year old girls is the recipient of so much hatred! You might be smarter than its 'insights' but they probably aren't for you anyway - the way the casual horror of incest, insults and Hitler are normalised in their repertoire is clever. Only real bad in its incoherent murder scenes. Great credit sequence and Hutton is a great Cage stand-in. 2.5
guys... what if the real #horror was bullying all along (mixed feelings but ultimately i kinda feel about this the same way i do with mr. robot where it can be very dumb or trite but it's fun enough and willing enough to do things that people might find odd or alienating that i'm willing to give it a little leeway. unsurprisingly, people seem a lot less receptive in this case)
1 - If this is "horror" for the modern age (as its aesthetics would have you believe), then the modern age is well and truly fucked. Stabs at social commentary so inept they make Neil Breen look like Dickens. Infuriatingly horrendous on all fronts. Tim Hutton's hilarious meltdown is the only reason I'm not awarding this my first ever 0, but even that can't save it from being possibly the worst film I have ever seen.