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Title:   River's Edge
Director:   Tim HUnter
Year:   1986
Genre:   Youth Angst in Suburban Hell
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   02.07.15

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Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
02.07.15Netflix it's been a long time since I've last seen this and I think I added it to my queue when looking up Keanu's imdb and remembered that he was in this along with Crispin Glover and Daniel Roebuck. It's weird to see this after Bully. I think Bully was more closely adapted from real life events (wiki says this screenplayed was inspired by a real life crime where the killer bragged about it to his friends and showed a bunch of people but it still took the cops 2 days to find the body) but the movies are damn similar both in subject matter and in theme. I guess to a certain extent you could throw Alpha Dog in this same niche. I wonder if every generation will now get a movie like this. It is fun to see a bunch of young actors and be able to go back once their careers have all taken off and watch them like this.

The movie still works for me. Especially any of the scenes with the body itself. Seeing her white and naked and super realistically dead for the whole movie then seeing her made up for the funeral is really creepy and effective for me. And Dennis Hopper... Blue Velvet is certainly the movie that comes to mind when I think about Dennis Hopper acting crazy but people might forget that he was also choosing roles like this one and Texas Chainsaw 2 to really cement that perception.

Still creepy almost 30 years later. I'm old.
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