Scary fact: Thanksgiving has almost no horror films (though we are still waiting for Eli Roth’s Thanksgiving). It’s as viable as any other holiday and people need something to watch besides THANKSKILLING. Well thankfully, we have something new…KRISTY
KRISTY begins with a murder. Dare I say, one of the more disturbing murders in recent horror films. An abandoned car with a hooded figure sitting inside. A wooded area and a woman being chased down and cut. The imagery is unsettling. When it’s done we see not just one hooded figure, but several.
Cut to Justine (Haley Bennett). Alone on Thanksgiving. Her boyfriend and roommate are gone. Campus is deserted. She decides to go out for a snack. While at a local store, she runs into a creepy hooded girl, Violet (Ashley Greene). Pierced and dirty, she follows her and after a brief confrontation at the counter, remarks “You’re the one”.Justine makes back to campus in one piece but she is not alone. Her stalkers have followed her and they aim to kill again.
KRISTY is awesome. There are moments when it feels like THEM or THE STRANGERS. There is a genuine sense of dread that fills the screen and it never lets up. There is also a brutality in the film that has been absent for some time and every confrontation has a true sense of danger.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, Ashley Greene gives a brave and frightening performance that is unlike anything that we have seen her done. There is an utter coldness to her every moment on screen.
KRISTY is flat out a film that needs to be seen and be in your collection. Period…amen. It deserved better than being dumped in the watch horror movies online free world of Netflix. If you get the chance. Check this film out ASAP! It is definitely a film to be thankful for.