Let’s Scare Julie (2019) Movie Review

Director: Jud Cremata

Writer: Jud Cremata (Screenplay)

Starring: Troy Leigh-Anne Johnson, Isabel May, Odessa A’zion, Brooke Sorenson, Jessica Sarah Flaum, Dakota Baccelli

Plot: A group of teen girls set out to scare their reclusive new neighbor, but the prank turns to terror when some of them don’t come back.

Runtime: 1 Hour 23 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Let’s Scare Julie starts as the teenage girls play a prank on one of their own Emma (Johnson), with Taylor (May), Madison (A’zoin), Jess (Sorenson), Paige (Flaum) all getting a good laugh out of the incident, leading to them discussing their new reclusive neighbour and the mystery about their daughter.

The girls decide they want to prank the neighbour Julie, which will see them push Emma into helping them, in an incident that will see the girls start to vanish suddenly without any explanation.

Thoughts on Let’s Scare Julie

Thoughts – Let’s Scare Julie is a movie that is trying to rely on the unique approach it takes to a horror film, being a single take, real time story, following a group of teenage girls planning a prank on a new neighbour. The standout feature of the whole film is the masks, which are new, unique and could be terrifying if someone approached you wearing one. That is, it when it comes to the positive side of things because the concept gets bogged down on the over use of the pranks on Emma in the early part, while never showing us the true extent of the prank on the neighbour, focusing more one that stays behind watching the horror events unfold on the friends. The acting isn’t the strongest, with only Troy Leigh-Anne Johnson coming out of this having any strong scenes. It is even hard to tell which characters are who, which is more frustrating as they all come off like ditzy blondes.

Final Thoughts Let’s Scare Julie is a weak horror that might well have frightening masks, but falls flat on the story idea.

Signature Entertainment presents Let’s Scare Julie on Digital HD 21st December

Release Announcement – THE VIGIL

THE VIGIL

IS AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL NOW AND DVD ON 4TH JANUARY 2021

Following its successful theatrical release, audiences who missed THE VIGIL in cinemas will have the chance to be spooked by the supernatural Blumhouse horror when it’s released on DVD 4th January 2021.  THE VIGIL is also available on digital platforms in the UK and Ireland now. 

From Blumhouse (the producers of Halloween and Insidious), and described by Bloody Disgusting as “a fresh take on the religious/demon possession horror film”, THE VIGIL is thestartli ng debut feature from Keith Thomas. With an unusual and evocative setting, it’s beautifully crafted, packed with fingernail-shredding scares (including a mysterious video message that’ll stand your hair on end), an ominous and eerie score, and features a standout performance from Davis as a man confronting evil. The words “You want some tea?” will never sound the same again.

THE VIGIL is set over the course of a long, dark night in Brooklyn’s Hassidic “Boro” Park neighbourhood, following Yakov (Dave Davis, True Detective), a former Hassid, who has lost his faith, and isn’t eager to go back to the insular religious community he only recently fled. But when Reb Shulem (Menashe Lustig), a rabbi and confidante, approaches Yakov and offers to pay him to be the shomer (watching over the dead body of a community member) for a recently deceased Holocaust survivor, he reluctantly accepts the job. Shortly after arriving at the dilapidated house, Yakov realises that something is very, very wrong. This will not be a quiet vigil.

THE VIGIL is produced by J. D. Lifshitz & Raphael Margules of BoulderLight Pictures, and Adam Margules of Angry Adam Productions.