16-year-old Samantha (Alison Thornton) is using the fact that her parents are out of town to have a romantic evening with her girlfriend. Yet there’s an uninvited guest named Ron (Nemo Cartwright) who changes everything and Samantha will never be the same.

Unlike just about every slasher ever, the final girl ends up being the one in charge in director and writer Kevin Schultz’s film. While he doesn’t have a big budget to play with, he does have a talented actress in Thornton who gets to play just about every emotion in the book here and play it well.

While this isn’t perfect, this is a fun ride that proves that Schultz is going to do bigger things in the future. And oh yeah — not all modern slashers have to be horrible. Take notice.

This movie was part of the Another Hole in the Head film festival, which provides a unique vehicle for independent cinema. This year’s festival takes place from December 1st – December 18th, 2022. Screenings and performances will take place at the historic Roxie Cinema, 4 Star Theatre and Stage Werks in San Francisco, CA. It will also take place On Demand on Eventive and live on Zoom for those who can not attend the live screenings. You can learn more about how to attend or watch the festival live on their Eventlive site. You can also keep up with all of my AHITH film watches with this Letterboxd list.

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