HipsterZOMBIEJoint Movie Review: Becky

In a Summer without summer blockbusters it’s nice to have some hidden gems fall in our laps via VOD. Such is the case with psychological horror film, Becky.

The film is directed by Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion, from a screenplay by Nick Morris, Lane Skye and Ruckus Skye. It stars Lulu Wilson, Kevin James and Joel McHale. Read the official synopsis for the film below:

The film follows Spunky and rebellious Becky who tries to reconnect with her father during a weekend getaway at a lakefront house. But the trip soon takes a turn for the worse when convicts on the run, led by the merciless Dominick, suddenly invade the home.

Imagine a 21st century hard R version of Home Alone and that’s this movie. Kevin James, who known mostly for his comedic work, portrays a convincing sadistic white supremacist who along with a group of escaped convicts are hellbent on finding a mysterious key located within the lake house Becky and her family are staying at.

Lulu Wilson who portrays Becky is a force of nature in the film. She is downright brutal in numerous scenes and absolutely magnetic with her performance.

As stated earlier this film is very gory and very violent. Becky dispatches the escaped convicts in gruesome fashion but she doesn’t go completely unphased either. She takes some punishment at the hands of the convicts as well. This was a little hard to watch because in the movie Becky is only supposed to be in her early teens (Wilson was 13-14 when this film was made.)

The soundtrack is also very impressive. Composed by Nima Fakhrara, the music blends typical horror beats with a mix of indie rock flavor. The result is a heart-pounding, rage-induced score that keeps pace with the violence being perpetrated on the screen.

Becky is definitely one of those grindhouse gorefests that would fit right in with an old school midnight horror double feature. The HipsterZOMBIEJoint Experience highly recommends Becky.

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