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#1 Movie of All-Time
#1 Romantic Comedy
#1 Movie Character
KING Of All Schmoes
Director: Oliver Blackburn
Writer: Anthony Jaswinski
Producers: David Kirschner, Scott Derrickson, Matthew Stein
Studio: The Weinstein Company
Justine (Haley Bennet) is a college student who opts to stay on campus during the Thanksgiving holiday studying after her dorm mate unexpectedly heads to Aspen. While shopping at a nearby gas station, Justine is stalked by a pierced and hoodie wearing lady (Ashley Greene) all the way to campus. She isn't alone as she is the ring leader of a cell of a violent cult looking to murder Justine. Alone and unarmed, Justine is on the run from these mysterious figures on campus.
Kristy is a survival horror movie in the vein of The Strangers. It's about the thrill of the hunt and doesn't provide much background of the killers or the protagonist. It drips with atmosphere and tension as the Thanksgiving night goes on.
Justine is a blank slate of a character. All we know is that she is hard working and intelligent. When the danger appears, she's on her toes and desperate. Lucas Till (X-Men First Class) plays her boyfriend who is in it for 10 minutes total and doesn't add much.
The star player here is Ashley Greene as the leader only known as Violet. She has little dialogue and just her presence is frightening. The usually beautiful Ashley Greene is wearing piercings and pale as a ghost with nasty looking hair along with cuts on her face. It is a different performance for the Twilight actress.
The cinematography in this is well done. The way the light and dark works in tandem paints a bleak as well as a sleek picture. It even goes underwater in one scene and it is smooth. The score is tense even if repetitive and gives an electronic vibe like a Carpenter film.
The things that hold this movie back is the sound mixing. It comes in at awkward moments especially during the numerous jump scares. Again, jump scares shouldn't be used too often and Kristy uses them liberally. The movie's characters could use more background. Justine is likable enough but bland. Lucas Till's character was pointless and the only hunter we got to know was Violet.
Kristy is worthy of a watch despite it's flaws. With more polish, it could have been a classic.
Final Verdict: 6/10. C+