This post is part of my movie-a-day challenge in which I will watch a film every day for 365 days. Today is Day 43. You can see all the posts for this challenge HERE To see the original Movie-a-Day Challenge post, click HERE.
‘Totally Killer’ – A Wild Blast from the Past 🕹️🎥”
Hey movie lovers! 🎬✨
Today We’re diving into “Totally Killer,” the new flick with enough 80s nostalgia to make your mom break out the leg warmers and dust off the VHS player.
First things first, let’s gab about the plot because it’s a doozy. Picture this: the notorious “Sweet Sixteen Killer” is back on the prowl 35 years after his first chilling murder spree, leaving a fresh body and a whole lot of freaked-out teenagers in his wake. And who’s caught in this time-twisting, hair-raising mess? Our main gal, 17-year-old Jamie, played by the ever-so-talented Kiernan Shipkam (remember Sabrina the sassy witch?).
But this ain’t your average whodunit. Cue the time travel twist (because every good 80s movie needs one, duh!), and Jamie gets zapped back to 1987, the era of neon everything, hairspray that could hold a spaceship together, and questionable fashion choices. ✨ Talk about culture shock! Imagine a goth queen navigating a world of pastel scrunchies and acid-washed jeans.
And Jamie’s mission? To put a stop to the killer before he can start his gruesome spree. Talk about a high school project!
Kiernan Shipka totally rocks her role. She brings this blend of vulnerability and badassery that’s near perfect. Her performance? Spot on! She’s like Nancy Drew if Nancy had to deal with time travel and a psycho killer on the loose.
Now, let’s talk setting because the ’80s throwback is REAL. The movie nails the aesthetic, from the music (hello, retro jams!) to the outfits (I’m eyeing those legwarmers, not gonna lie). And the attention to detail? Impeccable. It’s like a love letter to the era but with a modern twist.
But, and there’s always a but, right? Some parts of the movie felt a tad predictable. Like, you could sometimes guess what was going to happen next. And a few ’80s references might go whoosh over the heads of the Gen Z crowd. But hey, no movie’s perfect!
But “Totally Killer” is more than just outrageous gags and shoulder-pad shenanigans. It’s a story about friendship, loyalty, and facing your fears, even if those fears involve, you guessed it, a masked killer with a very sharp knife. This film’s got laughs, heart, and some genuinely touching moments.
So, if you’re into thrillers with a twist, amazing performances, and a trip down memory lane, then “Totally Killer” is your jam.
Random fact: Did you know that the director chose to shoot some scenes using actual ’80s vintage lenses to give it that authentic feel? How cool is that?
Catch ya on the flip side,