|Title:||We Summon the Darkness|
Other Movies Seen By This Director (1)
- My Friend Dahmer
|09.21.19||Alamo South Lamar||This Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2019|
Earlier in the day there were autograph hounds hanging out across the street trying to get Michael C. Hall to sign their Dexter posters. Since I hadn't read the program too closely, I thought all those actors were here for this movie. It wasn't until I got in the theater and the guy doing the intro was all like "You guys ready for some heavy metal!?" that I realized I had been mistaken literally all day. This was neither the movie with Michael C. Hall in it (In the Shadow of the Moon) or the movie with Martin Kove in it (VFW), but instead the movie with Alexandria Daddario that was kind of like a slasher version of Heavy Metal Parking Lot. All goddamn day I was thinking it was that Shadow of the Moon movie. Oh well. I guess that's what happens when all these movies have random-ass names and I don't look closely enough to get their meaning.
Over the years, it seems like there've been thirty films with similar titles... like "We Gotta Get Outta This Place" or "Why Don't You Go Play in Hell?" or "What's the Deal with Tuna?" They all run together after a while. I feel like you could make a horror movie set at a film festival and call it "What did you just see?" or "What are you seeing next?"
Anyways, this was ok. Spoiler alert.
This group of girls go to a concert and there are satanic panic-style murders going on and they meet a group of dudes in a van but the girls are the killers not the dudes. Except they kind of suck at killing people... and it's this church group doing it just to get more money and publicity... and the last half kind of gets by-the-numbers to me. It was ok, fun enough... but not great.
I kind of think that Alexandria Daddario exec produced this just so she could star in a movie she didn't have to show her tits in. Which I'm all for... she certainly gets to act here... but it's kind of standard fare.