We all know that Catholic schoolgirls rule! But this movie is priceless! Not for the reasons you'd suspect either. Many like to compare this to Heavenly Creatures which is a mistake. Joel Seria, the writer director used that case as a springboard to tell his own fictional story. Even though this film teeters on the brink of exploitation it never fully goes there which is one of the things that keep it an interesting serious film. At the very beginning of the film the two girls declare themselves to be wicked satanists but through the entire movie they retain a level of childhood innocence & playfulness which I found to be quite refreshing and makes for a good set up for the shocking and amazing finale.
I'm sorry but I don't find watching two men have sex with each other & walk around naked for the first 50 minutes of the movie to be very interesting or exciting. It is certainly horrifying and gruesomely disgusting once the slicing and eating begins but this film is one that I can not recommend to anyone. I'd rather watch A SERBIAN FILM a second time before I'd even consider putting myself though this one again. I guess the moral of the story is that you should not have sex with your food & vice versa before you kill & eat it.
I gave it three stars only because it did manage to shock & horrify me which is extremely rare.
This film is more of a drama about guilt, grief and a search for redemption than it is Science Fiction. But it is still quite compelling even though it poses more questions than it answers. I am very curious to see what writer/director Mike Cahill does next.