BITCH ASS (SXSW 2022) – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Bitch Ass excels as an immersive horror film where, although its tongue is planted firmly in its cheek, still clearly delights in setting up its complicated and at times comically macabre murder scenarios. The storyline is compelling enough, the characters and their journeys fleshed out to the point that there is enough reason to care what happens to them, but where Bitch Ass flourishes the most is just how gleefully it embraces the slasher movie’s love of death. There is an affection for genre filmmaking here that is so pure that it’s difficult for the film not to be charming in its own deeply demented, satisfying way.

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