I haven’t posted my thoughts on this here because A) SPOILERS and B) I HAVE NO WORDS
But it’s out in the UK now and out in the US in a couple of weeks, so I have to say something that describes my feelings for it.
It’s so incredibly unique, I have never seen a movie quite like it, and that is so refreshing. It’s just so much fun, while also being a great piece of filmmaking. You can tell it’s made by people who love movies and wants to make movies for other people to love. I don’t really want to say more in fear of spoiling the mood and tone of it.
Secondly, Dan is AMAZING. Seriously, no words can be used to describe his performance in this. He owns the screen. It’s nothing short of impressive. And that’s coming from me, who knew from day one he would kill this role. He still stunned me and the reviews he’s getting is proof enough. He goes through every range of emotion with brilliance and this should basically be his showreel for eternity. So, so proud of him. Super impressed with the rest of the cast as well (with a tiny few exceptions), but Maika Monroe is fabulous (I will watch everything she does from now on), as is Brendan Meyer.
I watched it at FrightFest with nicky-nacky-noo and that included a Q&A with Simon, Adam and Maika after the movie and if the movie didn’t make us fall in love with them, the Q&A sealed the deal. I love them so much and again, I will watch everything they do from now on. They really love what they do and how people react to it is so important to them.
Basically, you all need to see this when you can.
You will feel like this