ᴡᴀᴅᴇ’s review published on Letterboxd:
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very grateful for our current scream queen samara. i saw in an interview for Guns Akimbo that she is just offered these horror scripts now even though she wants to do other things but she seems fine with it. and i am too cause so far everything i see her in she’s definitely the best part.
i was actually going to save this for horrorfest v this year but i’m doing something a little different with that which may rely heavily on classical horror...i haven’t decided yet so we’ll see. but this. i liked it. in aspects of horror it’s somewhat disappointing and predictable. but story wise i was glued. wasn’t really big on the comedy breaking the tension. even though some of the scenes made me chuckle, so it does work but imo ruined the atmosphere that the thirty minute opening sat up. i like my horror meal unrelenting srry. the cast do a good job. also glad to see henry czerny again, remember seeing him everywhere as a kid. the ending is a bit cartoonish for me and most scenes or characters actions feel very undermined. also i may be spit balling here but the transformation of her wedding dress from white to blood red by the end—does that symbolize she’s not a virgin to murder (or loss of innocence) now or am i reading too much into this haha. cause some religions require non-virgins to wear red at a wedding when they marry so i was trying to be a smarty pants with my deducing skills so forgive me lol
but this isn’t a bad film. i’d happily watch it again. for what it was i had a fun time. just before i started it i thought it would be more of a traditional horror mixed with Clue. but that’s on me and i take full responsibility.