Better Watch Out : A modern twist on the horror holiday genre: Better Watch Out (2016)

A modern twist on the horror holiday genre: Better Watch Out (2016)

I found this movie to be surprisingly engaging. The film pays homage to sharp horror films like Scream as well as holiday schlock like Home Alone. With a dash of home invasion and enough hormones to give a teen boy a boner.

Underneath it one could even find some commentary on teen mass murderers like Elliott Rodger or the Sandyhoek kid (can't recall the name at the moment). This gives the film a bit more cred and shows a strong mastery of irony, dark humor and horror.

Worth a watch. Currently streaming on Amazon Prime.

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Just gave this one a rewatch last night and really enjoyed it on a second viewing. I love how this film put a wicked clever spin on the whole home invasion horror premise.

You've seen Guy Standeven in something since the man was in everything.

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Re: A modern twist on the horror holiday genre: Better Watch Out (2016)

Going to try it now.

Re: A modern twist on the horror holiday genre: Better Watch Out (2016)

I thought it was ok - highly watchable and had an interesting early twist. I was going to give up prior to that

6/10

Re: A modern twist on the horror holiday genre: Better Watch Out (2016)

Babysitters beware!

Re: A modern twist on the horror holiday genre: Better Watch Out (2016)

I loved the twist. I honestly did not see it coming, and I'm glad I went into this movie without having known anything about it.

Satan is a little man.
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