When Emily Parris exposes a secret society of teenage girls who have slipped out of the world of social media and into another world they've discovered in the woods at night. When she accuses the girls of committing sexually deviant activities, Emily sends the small American town into a atmosphere of hysteria and the national media spotlight. The mystery deepens when each of the accused girls upholds a vow of silence.Written by
All references to the crucible aside this is not that. It has nothing to do with the theme of the crucible and the pressure of that closed off community. This is the story of a bunch of 15 year olds who destroy a town and everyone in it because they're cold blooded sociopaths. Maybe the feminist narrative is to call that empowered or a story of how teenagers girls relate to each other in a real way but it's not. These are girls who grow up to be serial killers. They are literally the manifestation of pure evil. I really can't understand why anyone who's seen this movie says they can relate to these girls unless they see themselves as sociopaths to too. And who knows maybe they do. I think they should have set the movie in 1975 Cambodia and had the girls join the Khmer Rouge to wage genocide on their schoolmates. Or maybe 1935 Germany where they grow up to be guards at Auschwitz. Either way I'm sure someone will claim it's a feminist epistle.
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