This months horror movie review is on The Roommate! This movie is exciting, thrilling, and crazy! I have been putting off writing this review for a while now but I finally finished the movie and I am here! Out of all of the horror movies I have seen I think that this one is less horror and more psychological. I found The Roommate while scrolling through horror movies and I decided that I’d put it on my list! What a find!
This movie centers on a teenage woman Sara (Minka Kelly) who is starting her first year in college. She gets to her dorm room; settling in and befriends a fellow college student Tracy (Aly Michalka), Kim Johnson (Kat Graham), as well as a cute guy Stephen (Cam Gigandet). Later on when she gets back to the campus from a party she meets her roommate Rebecca (Leighton Meester). Everything is fine, Sara goes to classes, meets new people, and is friends with Rebecca. Although, she does notice that Rebecca is a little odd, but doesn’t think anything of it. BIG MISTAKE… Okay let’s fast forward. They get a kitten, Tracy has a couple troubling encounters with Rebecca, Sara’s friend Irene (Danneel Ackles) invites her to stay in her apartment where she can keep the kitten. This angers Rebecca, since she wants Sara all to herself. Further along you get to see a bit of Rebecca’s life, including her house, parents, and a girl she used to know. We also get introduced to Sara’s ex boyfriend Jason (Matt Lanter). Then finally it leads up to a standoff between Sara, Rebecca, and Stephen.
Pros: I love the whole theme and concept of the roommate becoming obsessed with Sara, as well as the crazy things she will do to be close to Sara.
Cons: I don’t really have any. This movie is very well done and always kept me on my toes!
Final Take: On my horror fanatic movie scale, I rate The Roommate with 84/100 total spine-chiller points. I recommend this movie if you are looking for a sort of lighter, less gruesome movie to watch with your friends at a party or sleepover! If you are starting college I wouldn’t recommend watching, if you are really superstitious. Although you don’t have to be overly superstitious with the concept of this movie, since it could happen. You never know!
Okay that is all for the review of The Roommate. Tune in next time to see another horror movie review on PRIME TIME HORROR…