|Above screencap from here.|
Also, about the lead girls: there doesn't appear to be just one heroine, which I'm usually used to seeing in slashers. There appear to be two lead characters (Trish, the girl throwing the slumber party, and Valerie, the girl who lives next door and saves the day). The movie begins through Trish's point of view, although it seems to shift to Valerie's when shit at the house starts getting real.
The movie is full of subtle humor and irony. My favorite is probably Valerie relaxing at home, watching a slasher exploitation while she's a character in one herself (and that stuff on TV is happening next door). Although the body in the fridge scene cracked me up the most.
It's an exploitation movie, but still, I was quite impressed. The movie was funny, witty, had interesting characters, and did not lack in exploitation-worthy gore. I look forward to seeing the two sequels to the movie, which were both directed/written by women (although it's not Amy Holden Jones, so I'm not expecting anything yet).
Also, the movie inspired me to make a playlist of some indie ladies that I've been digging a lot lately. Mainly indie rock and two random exceptions. I named it after a character in a screenplay I've been working on this past week.
I'll be watching some more lady directors this coming month, and although I'm not promising I'll make it through all of them, I will write about the ones that I enjoy the most.