This film is riddled with Values Dissonance
and Unfortunate Implications
about pretty much everything: homophobia, transphobia, pædophilia, bullying (sometimes involving what would come across as sexual harassment today), the concept of Consent
, subtle racism, intentional triggering, you name it. They might as well have put a warning against the ‘gay agenda’ at the end. It made me feel incredibly lucky to have been born after such a horrible time.
Aside from that, the music selection was occasionally cheesy and off the mark in true ‘80s fashion, and the fact that these uber-masculist boys, who use homophobic slurs against each other, often wear crop tops
, just give the feeling that this film aged about as well as milk.
And I’m not saying the milk was good to begin with: the acting is awful, the killer’s identity is predictable, the twist is half-predictable and completely idiotic, the kills are implausible (as are a lot of other details)―
You know what? I could ramble on and on about this film, and even point out its few virtues, but it’s fairly pointless. This film was a massive letdown; I recommend you just save yourself a wasted hour and a half and just not watch it. If you want a genuinely good slasher film, watch Perfect Blue