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My Best Friend’s Exorcism is the age old horror tale of besties trying to survive the trials of teenagedom while also battling evil…set to an 80’s soundtrack. There is a strong fascination with horror filmmakers to create a film with an 80’s vibe. I get it, horror movies from that decade were the coolest. Plus, in general, the 80’s had some of the best music and fashion ever. Also, its likely a lot of the directors may have been teens during that era and it makes sense to want to reflect back to that time.
Towards the beginning of the movie I thought they were trying a little too hard with the 80’s references. The girls spraying their hair with a ton of hairspray and mentioning how much they’re in love with Boy George. Then there was the mom holding a box of hamburger helper. To me it felt like too much. The movie didn’t need that. Also, I’m pretty sure I heard someone say “bae” and that is surely not an 80’s term.
The acting was really good and enjoyable to watch. I also thought it was cool how they had the possessed bestie wreck havoc on her friends. Especially liked the “diet shake” that made you lose weight but also produced what I can only describe as a giant, freaky tape worm in your belly. Also, this was clearly supposed to be a horror comedy but was it really funny? Not so much. Didn’t take anything away from the movie itself but I think I would’ve appreciated a little more humor in this.
Overall I thought the movie was was fun and entertaining. I say give it a watch during this spooky season. I appreciate filmmakers creating new and original titles. It’s streaming now on Prime Video.
Wife, mother, horror lover, podcaster. I review movies for the love of horror.