Is Jared Leto’s college reporter the most doofily committed undergrad journalist in the history of cinema? Survey says: probably! He even goes on about trying to win a student Pulitzer at one point! What a dingus. Anyway, this is a really fun, post-SCREAM slasher with a great hook that it plays mostly straight (save for the “where’s the twist?” bit at the end). The set pieces are terrific, and it’s gorgeously shot (all those De Palma cranes and God’s Eye POV shots!), though I could’ve gone in for a bit more blood. Explosive Pop Rocks and Drain-O will have to suffice!
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