31 Days of Hallowe’en 2019, Day 21: Extracurricular [2018]


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Not to be confused with the American teen comedy of nearly the same name, Extracurricular gets a nod for trying something new in the slasher subgenre, but fails to execute anything meaningful from its angle.

Which was promising – the story starts with a couple driving up to a romantic cabin getaway; after a few scenes of atmosphere-setting, the couple are quickly despatched by a group of masked knifers. And then the narrative rug is pulled out from under us by showing us that the protagonists are actually the antagonists – the killers themselves – who are a quartet of regular high-school kids. Who plan and execute murders for fun.

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