Scaretober-Movie Review: Girl in the Photographs

For the month of October I’ve dubbed it Scaretober in which I will be blogging every day in October. No, it’s not just random blogs in October, but specifically scary movies. I’m definitely not one of those girls that enjoys scary movies by any means in fact this is a HUGE challenge for me since I’m such a wimp when it comes down to it. Some of the movies reviewed will be super scary and others will just be 90’s cheesy scary compared to today’s standards. I started this back in 2013 have not really been back to this challenge since, I do try to keep all the movies I watch on here as ones that are currently available to the public mostly through Redbox or Netflix.

Today’s movie is The Girl in the Photographs

The Girl in the Photographs Poster
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 The movie opens with the William S. Burroughs quote listed below.

“There is in fact something obscene and sinister about photography, a desire to imprison, to incorporate, a sexual intensity of pursuit.”

As in my reviews as of late I will try not to spoil the whole movie for you. The movie opens with 2 girls leaving a movie theater of a small town late into the night. One of the girls is later followed home and kidnapped in her house by a man. Later a photograph shows up in the grocery store in Spearfish, SD. One of the workers named Colleen discovers the photograph and soon she also puts together that the photograph is similar to the one taken by Peter Hemmings, a famous Hollywood photographer, from the town. Peter Hemmings all the way in Hollywood is also struck by this realization and heads back to his hometown.

Just as Peter Hemmings gets to town and encounters Colleen at the grocery store, the killer has decided that Colleen will be his next model. In making plans to kill her, he begins to stalk her and she slowly begins to catch on and become really paranoid. She plans to leave Spearfish for good and grabs her things and stays with photographer Peter Hemmings and his crew at the house they rented. Needless to say the night at the mansion did not come soon enough for everyone and a photograph with Colleen in the center and the rest of the crew shows up the next day at an ice cream shop in another town for another girl to find.

This movie was a bit scary in the photography nature that people kept showing up dead and that at certain times in the movie you could almost feel that the killer was in the room with the people about to be killed. It was definitely a different aspect of never seeing the killer’s face, but only seeing his shadow or him portrayed in a black hoodie. The last quarter of the movie was a bit predictable and not as scary as some movies. Also to note the executive producer of this film is Wes Craven, who is huge in the horror genre however the director is an up and comer.

I hope that you will keep following along with this Scaretober series to see what other movies I review. See you soon!


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