Thursday, July 13, 2017
Kristy (2014) 1h 26m
If modern horror movies have taught me anything, it's that the internet was created by the devil to do the devil's work. This blog: the devil's, Netflix: the devil's, ordering pizza online: absolutely the devil! With all this fiber optic satanism running rampant, it's obvious that fake 4Chan cults would pop up, right?
That's kind of the baseline of Kristy. An online forum known as "/the fold/" hunts down "Kristys." The women aren't actually named Kristy (well, some might be) but it's a general name used for a girl who has her shit together and is attractive. They refer to them as "Kristy" by saying that it means "child of Christ" (or something along those lines) and that by killing them they are killing god. Whatever, it's a cult created on the internet. The point is this cult has sects around the U.S. and they do these murders while filming on their cell phone cameras and upload them to the site. Cell phones are the super devil, who is stronger than the regular devil!!
One group decides to go after this girl Justine who is staying on her campus over Thanksgiving because she's an idiot and is taking college too seriously. This cult sect of a woman in a hood and three guys with shitty duct tape/tin foil masks begin fucking shit up on the like three people that are still working on the campus, a dog, and try to wreck Justine.
This film wasn't really anything new as far as a slasher/survival horror film. The internet thing made me think of the show Dark Net (which if you haven't seen, check that shit out). I do like that Justine isn't just the typical "run up the stairs instead of out the front door" type of heroine. There are a lot of times she outsmarts the killers and a few times she impressed with her survival skills. There was a brief moment too where her boyfriend shows up and I was worried this film was going to take the "straight white male savior" route, but he exists to get killed and be the spark that ignites the real survival fire in Justine.
Survival Fire kind of sounds like a sweet band name...
I give Kristy 2 pilgrim turkeys out of 5:
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