SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Slumber Party Massacre revels in its status as a teen horror film but admirably refuses to let that be a reason to dumb down either its gender politics or tame its more visceral, gut-churning moments; the blood and gore might take centerstage here, but the glee with which a particular vomiting scenario is depicted is also worthy of admiration for those of us with a taste for such fare.

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LEVEL 16 – Review by Alexander Heller-Nicholas

Level 16 is a YA film that never patronizes its audience, whatever their age. Its teen characters are complex and convincingly written and performed, and at its heart lies a friendship that has solidified in a context deliberately designed to forbid such relationships forming. Level 16 is an engaging, earnest and thrilling feminist fairy tale that both consciously riffs on earlier films and yet maintains an original vision without becoming clichéd or predictable.

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