Nice premise, mistaken decade: Amazons Completely Killer may have been enjoyable with higher path

The terrific premise of Completely Killer is finished in by a scarcity of visible aptitudeand complicated tonal shifts.

This Amazon Prime slasher movie is available in with a good suggestion: A younger girl (Kiernan Shipka) loses a liked one to homicide within the current day. She then mistakenly time-travels to the 80s, when that liked one was a teen, and should remedy a collection of murderswith a purpose to save the liked one in a while down the highway.

Sure, Again to the Future will get talked about a number of occasions, and sure, this movie actually rips off the Scream collectionand thats a part of the issue: Completely Killer is meant to be a sci-fi slasher set within the 80s. Nevertheless, the appear and feel of the movie doesnt play like a film set through the 80s slasher heyday. (That horror decade mainly kicked off with the primary Friday the thirteenth.) It feels rather more like a Scream film set within the 90s.

The same old eventualities are all in place. Theres a cabin within the woods, an amusement park, a teen get together, and so forth.however none of those slasher settings feels genuine as a result of a scarcity of creativeness within the visuals, run-of-the-mill motion and an total cheapness in manufacturing worth. Regardless of all of those nice concepts, the movie someway winds up being boring.

When the movie goes super-violent (and it does, usually), with victims going out by the use of the knife, their deaths owe extra to Drew Barrymores horrific Scream demise than, say, Kevin Bacons goofy loss of life by harpoon by the neck (and mattress, for that matter) in Friday the thirteenth.

They mayve simply set the movie within the 90s and paid homage to that section of director Wes Cravens slasher profession. In the case of time-traveling again to the 80s, Sizzling Tub Time Machine did it 1,000,000 occasions higher; this one takes the entire goofy spice out of the wacky decade.

The mysterious decision does nothing to enhance the movie; it appears like dishonest and results in extra confusion quite than finality. Completely Killer is a good suggestion that positively mayve been a enjoyable filmwithin the fingers of a greater director and set in a unique decade.

Completely Killer is now streaming on Amazon Prime.

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Originally posted 2023-10-09 21:57:28.