Bad Apples, A Bundle of Great Plot, Acting, Score
Director: Bryan Coyne
Writer: Bryan Coyne
Release Date: February 6, 2018
Release Format: Streaming
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 1 hr 20 min
It’s Halloween night, and two “bad apples” decide to play some wicked tricks on the one house in a suburban cul-de-sac that is not celebrating Halloween. They terrorize a young couple in their home and these tricks become increasingly more sinister as the night progresses, finally ending in a Halloween the entire neighborhood will never forget.
Bad Apples has released on February 6, 2018. The Horror picture is written and directed by Bryan Coyne. distributed by Uncork’d Entertainment.
Andrea Collins – Harlow
Hannah Prichard – Hannah
Danielle Reverman – Harper
Bad Apples centers on two young teenage girls, who are bad apples. They wear Halloween masks and terrorize innocent, unsuspecting people for giggles and pleasure. On Halloween night a few people become their next victims, including a young couple who move to a new neighborhood to escape the problems in their previous hometown. At first, residents think they are just being kids as they first give off the impression they’re sweet and innocent. This is until their evil personalities hit the surface and all the jokes are on the victims.
Bad Apples is another count of how dangerous kids can be. This theme in Horror cinema is a successful one because of the sensitive subject. Violence against kids in cinema will always be controversial. You think of movies such as
• Children of the Corn (Fritz Kiersch)
• Eden Lake (James Watkins)
• Come Out and Play (Makinov)
2. Bad Apples Impressions
The plot for Bad Apples simple and to-the-point, but brutal. There is not much lingering here as you see in many films today. It is also a sucker punch to like-minded films, to productions of earlier decades where the violence is minimal. The aforementioned films take the violence and brutality to the next level.
The cast performances are great, with a key focus on the two teenage girls. Their demeanor is creepy and intimidating. Minimal dialogue comes from them. Most of the time they are silent and staring at their victims from behind the masks. You can tell they have sinister intentions. Another interesting observation is in their behavior. They dress like they are teenagers, but they talk and act older.
The costume selections are great for this film. Special attention goes to the teenage girls. The masks are creepy. Other films that use creepy masks come to mind. Such as the popular gas masks that are shown in films like My Bloody Valentine, the animal masks that are shown in You’re Next, and people masks shown in films like Valentine.
The background score is eerie and accompanies the film well. It adds intense hype to the experience. This intensifies the scare factor, which will have you contemplating what will happen next. The behavior of these girls is shocking and horrifying. To think kids can act deviously as this.
Bad Apples soars with an innovative plot, great cast performances, and creative practical effects. It reminded me of the film Tragedy Girls (Tyler MacIntyre). Children in Horror cinema will always be intimidating. When you have kids and you watch a film of this nature, and your mind thinks weird things. The “what if” scenarios.
This production is a great example of kids who grow up in disturbed homes and they become disturbed and devious. Society ends up suffering their wrath because they feel every grownup has failed them.