In 1980s Hollywood, adult film star and aspiring actress Maxine Minx finally gets her big break. But as a mysterious killer stalks the starlets of Hollywood, a trail of blood threatens to reveal her sinister past.

  • Released:
  • Runtime: 104 minutes
  • Genre: Crime, Horror, Thrillers
  • Stars: Mia Goth, Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Monaghan, Halsey, Bobby Cannavale, Lily Collins, Moses Sumney, Giancarlo Esposito, Uli Latukefu, Chloe Farnworth, Deborah Geffner, Cecilia Yesuil Kim, Charley Rowan McCain, Daniel Lench, Sophie Thatcher, Ned Vaughn, Pegah Rashti, Susan Pingleton, James Hunter
  • Director: Ti West
  • Moonstrike9 - 4 July 2024
    Good and bad
    Pros: the makeup and costume were pretty great. Everyone looked amazing. I loved the directors make up, and Maxine has some great looks.

    Some of the violence was great, viscerally so. A violence scene in the beginning involving...balls, and another later involving a car. Both were tense moments and satisfyingly bloody.

    The movie did decently during some points with tension, there were moments I could feel myself tense up in my seat.

    Cons: the plot was alright, a bit vague at times. The twist at the end was...confusing, as there was a lot of lead up but no clues to support it. The movie will be explicitly violent in some scenes, then woefully vague, then explicit again.

    There's a running scene during the movie that goes on a bit too long.

    Some of the characters seemed contradictory. They act one way and say things, then turn around and do the exact opposite. The same happened with Maxine. She's gung ho and badass for most of the movie then at the end she acts the exact opposite.