All in all, Mayhem was literally all over the place, and rightly so. It was an action thriller /horror comedy that used all the elements of the genre to perfection (loved the scoring as well) — an entertaining script by Matias Caruso, rootable characters, great cinematography (the framing for the shots was always on point) and everything worked perfectly well together to deliver a gore filled bloodfest that made no apologies for its campiness or its brutality. Which is just perfect in my book.
All in all, props to “Supernatural” and “Charlie’s Angels” director McG for coming through with a wild, fast-paced, gory horror comedy that’s perfect for the Halloween binge watch (and even beyond). “The Babysitter” was a worthy watch for horror and non-horror fans and I, for one, think that it has quickly become one of my favorites for the genre.
While there were many elements of the film I appreciated, I didn’t like the fact that there didn’t seem to be any real sense of danger for the characters. Because there was a formula, it just seemed like a given that almost everybody will have to die for there to be a final girl to end the main villain of the piece.
All in all, The Final Girls was not a bad stab at the horror comedy genre. I felt it lacked that elusive element to make it great but it wasn’t a bad movie per se. Not bad at all.
I had no idea what this film was about entering the cinema except that it was a low […]