Bryan Bertino’s debut looked pretty generic upon arrival, even by the standards of genre fare: another faux-authentic urban legend . . . about a good-looking couple being stalked by a gang of killers. And that’s really all that happens. Except that it’s also expertly staged, impressively ruthless, and—at least for me—really about something, even if that something ends up being the chilling nothing-in-particular alluded to by the masked murderess to her victim.
March 09, 2018