Piggy – Frightfest Movie Review
Director: Carlota Pereda
Writer: Carlota Pereda (Screenplay)
- Laura Galan
- Claudia Salas (The Plague)
- Carmen Machi
- Pilar Castro (Julieta)
- Camille Aguilar
Plot: An overweight teen is bullied by a clique of cool girls poolside while holidaying in her village. The long walk home will change the rest of her life.
Runtime: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Piggy starts as Sara (Galan) finds herself getting bullied by the local teenagers because of her wait. Left humiliated, her walk home lets her witness something disturbing, a killer is on the loose in the area.
As the town starts searching for the missing people, Sara starts wanting to learn about the motivation behind the killer.
Verdict on Piggy
Piggy is a horror thriller that puts a bullied teenager in the centre of a mystery about a series of missing person cases. It shows how Sara sees what is going on and chooses to ignore it in revenge for the constant bullying she is put through.
Laura Galan is brilliant as the bullied teen, trying to build the walls around her character’s bullied figure. It shows how this can change mindsets forever. The story plays into the idea that bullying can face consequences when someone challenges you. The slasher nature of the killer helps keep everything on edge throughout the film too.
Piggy gets plenty of praise for giving us an alternative-looking final girl. One that has been through a lot, like the typical one. It also doesn’t hold back on any of the blood we see split during the chaos.
The film will release in cinemas on 21st October 2022.
Final Thoughts – Piggy is a blood-splattered horror journey.