There's Someone Inside Your House (2021)
October 11, 2021 8:23 PM - Subscribe

The graduating class at Osborne High is being targeted by a masked killer who reveals their guilty secrets after he kills them.
posted by miss-lapin (6 comments total)
This is a straight up slasher but without creative kills or really much in way of originality at all except turning Nazi memorabilia into marijuana pipes. The killer doesn't really even have a coherent motive.

If you're completely unfamiliar with the subgenre, this may entertain you. Also if you're squeamish, but still want some Halloween fun this movie is fairly light on gore (for a slasher) and has a low body count trying to bank more on the whodunnit tension than actual horror.

But if you're into horror, there's not much reason to waste your time. You're honestly far better off watching Scream for the 50th time.
posted by miss-lapin at 8:28 PM on October 11, 2021 [1 favorite]

Now streaming on Netflix.
posted by miss-lapin at 8:29 PM on October 11, 2021

I watched this for my 31 horror movies in October and it's hard to argue with miss-lapin's assessment above. The young and quite diverse cast do their best to inject life into a by-the-numbers script. The opening sequences is a solid set piece with one overhead shot of a hand holding a knife reaching out towards the soon-to-be-victim's legs that was genuinely effective.

But like a lot of Netflix content it feels polished and very safe and ultimately unremarkable.
posted by slimepuppy at 6:35 AM on October 12, 2021 [1 favorite]

Side note: Ollie is played by Canadian actor Theodore Pellerin better known in the US for his performance as Cody Bonar in On Becoming a God in Central Florida.
posted by miss-lapin at 12:46 PM on October 12, 2021 [1 favorite]

This isn't bad, exactly but it is destined to be hated.

In addition to, as miss-lapin points out, it failing to deliver the slasher goods, the hook of its central premise seems certain to piss most people off.

The "confronting people with their cancelable secrets" thing is strictly used as a new slasher motivation. The movie's sincerity in exploring that concept rather than just a plot device is pretty nil. And people who like to use "woke" as an insult are going to be, well... triggered.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:34 AM on May 31, 2022

I mean, it's striving for its premise to be Get Out kind of provocative, but it's got Valentine-level chops behind it.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:10 AM on May 31, 2022

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