Somehow this ended up being a strong social commentary on the fallout of misunderstanding and uneven escalation. Shocking and funny. 8/10.
The best black comedies work because the comedy comes from what happens, rather than forcing it with stupid jokes. This movie plays everything straight while lampooning the set-up of many horror tropes. While misunderstandings abound, the actions of the people even make sense. The deaths are somewhat over the top, but not completely unrealistic. The emphasis on practical effects; the sensible script that respects the characters; their believable actions; and the relationship that develops between the main characters: all combine to make this a delightful film. That seems weird to say for a gory horror story, but it’s true. I’m sad we’re unlikely to get more time with these characters. 8/10.