Note to college students everywhere: Go home on Thanksgiving break. One, you get to spend time with your old friends and family, as well as stuff yourself with food until you burst. Two, if you stay on campus, you just might encounter some crazy people looking for a random thrill kill at your expense. After watching the trailer for the movie Kristy, option one sounds way better.
The story of Kristy follows a college student named Justine (Haley Bennett, Music & Lyrics) that can’t afford to go home and decides to stick it out on her college campus, along with the very few stragglers that also stayed behind. Of course, things don’t go quite as planned on the now abandoned campus. Justine and her fellow classmates are being stalked and terrorized by a group of psychotic attackers and survival is the name of the game. Apparently these random attackers call their victims by the same name and they’ve acquired quite a list of kills, and are looking to add more ‘Kristys’ to the list.
The film was previously known as Random and also stars Ashley Greene (Twilight series), going against type in this role as the main villain, as well as Lucas Till (X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past), Mathew St. Patrick (Six Feet Under), Chris Coy (True Blood, Treme) and James Ransone (Oldboy, AMC’s Low Winter Sun) to name a few. The movie was directed by Oliver Blackburn (Donkey Punch) and written by Anthony Jaswinski (Vanishing on 7th Street). It was also produced by Geek‘s very own Corey Sienega (Frailty, Bride of Chucky).
The trailer really plays to Justine stepping up in the end and doing whatever it takes to survive, as opposed to wandering aimlessly hoping for her luck to change. If anything, the images of her fighting back and standing up reminds us of You’re Next, where that heroine also took charge and fought back against her stalkers.
There is no release date for the film, but it is something to look out for in 2014. At the very least, it’ll make sure you run home on Thanksgiving, that way the only dread you’d face is surviving the crazy people on Black Friday.
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