An emo band with big aspirations decides to sacrifice a virgin to ensure their success. When they select hot cheerleader Jennifer though they miss the mark. Instead of sacrificing a virgin they cause her to be possessed by a demon who must feed regularly on flesh to stay alive.
Megan Fox (Jennifer), Amanda Seyfried (Needy), Johnny Simmons (Chip), Adam Brody (Nikolai), Sal Cortez (Chas), Ryan Levine (Mick), Juan Riedinger (Dirk), Chris Pratt (Roman), Kyle Gallner (Colin).
This one starts off looking like your basic teen scream but despite Megan Fox teasing the audience with her wonderful assets, the movie never rises above average. The story is simple but solid with a good explanation of how Jennifer becomes a blood-thirsty monster. The distractions of teenage hormones, social struggles, and maturity add some depth and confusion to the story. Despite the amount of blood involved this horror flick really just isn’t that scary and the ending obviously contrived for a sequel was more than disappointing.
Fox is a pleasure to gaze upon but her unpolished acting skills and repetitive casting in roles highlighting her conceit over her beauty have become almost annoying. Megan, pick better roles! Seyfried, Simmons, and Brody did okay supporting but again, their inexperience showed.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were well done for the most part. Special effects were minimal but nicely done with good creature effects, action scenes, and plenty of blood. Dialogue was enjoyable with nicely done sarcasm, teen slang, and a flip attitude not found in a lot of horror flicks. Sound was decent with a fair soundtrack.
Overall this is a solid entry in the teen scream genre that is light on acting and actual horror leaving the film planted firmly in the average rating category. Teens will enjoy this the most with girls enjoying the content and boys enjoying Fox. Adult fans of horror films will likely find this one lacking depth and maturity.
With bloody violence, foul language, brief drug use, and some sexuality, this should be okay for older teens and above.
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Star rating: 3 out of 5
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