Stop me if you heard this one before. A group of people are fighting an alien menace in the Arctic. Slash/Back proudly wears its deep The Thing influence on it sleeve, and ends up being heartwarming and fun at the same time.
The plot sees a ragtag group of Intuit teenage girls who discover an alien invasion in their small town, and fight back using makeshift weapons and their horror movie knowledge.
Yes, most of that knowledge comes from The Thing. We watch as the teenagers do what teenagers do, and as they been taught to hunt, it helps in discovering the alien menace. The threat itself uses hosts to spread around, and there are some scenes that are pretty darn creepy. But these girls band together and are the only ones equipped to deal with the creature.
When they start creating weapons, and actually coming after the creature, it really gave the movie something different. Usually in most horror films, the monster comes after the kids, and someone has to protect them. Not in this one. It’s them protecting everyone else. Of course they are terrified, but they band together, and that’s where they get their strength. It makes them a threat. Is that enough to deal with the alien? You will have to watch the movie to find out!
I really enjoyed this one. I loved how it leaned into being a reference to The Thing. It’s pretty fun, and is another good movie with Native American influence that we got this year. It us currently streaming on Shudder if you want to check into it.
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Till next time, stay scared!