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Film / Crush

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An admirer's secret crush on a high school athlete takes a fatal turn. Scott's mom apparently vanished into thin air, his father is neglectful and he was recently injured in mysterious circumstances and yet, he is the perfect guy: athletic, smart, and talented. His best friend, charming but posessive Lovable Alpha Bitch Jules, has taken notice. And she's not the only one. Though he soon spurns his friend's advances, to her great dismay, the new girl in town, Bess, starts following them and becomes jealous of their continuating friendship. Her parents are nowhere to be seen, her friends consist of a couple of nice employers who secretely fear her and an unhinged Stalker with a Crush who relishes in the spectacle of her obsessive nature and seems to hide a dark secret. Soon, terrible things begin happening around Scott.


Tropes present in Crush include:

  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: For the most part, Bess acts rather apathetic towards Jeffrey. But when Scott punches him in the cafe, she immediately rushes to his aid and angrily screams at Scott to get out. Made better by the fact that this is one of the rare times when Bess raises her voice.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: On the surface, Scott is a shallow but likable guy and a Lovable Jock. Deep down, he's burning with anger, repressed artistic skills and a fear for commitment.
  • Yandere: Bess is obsessive and possessive. She kills off at least two people and attempts more than that.


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