Bruckner's "Amateur Night," the standout of the bunch, opens the anthology with a frat party night gone very wrong. When a trio of heavy drinkers take a creepy goth girl back to their motel, they fail to realize her taste for human blood (or the possibility that she might not be human at all). The mortifying final chase scene, which literally covers a lot of ground but never loses coherence, turns the long take into the doorway to a terrified victim's subjectivity.
While "Amateur Night" essentially punishes a group of hedonists for
documenting their careless exploits, Radio Silence's "10/31/98" takes
the opposite approach, following a group of well-meaning friends on a
Halloween outing when they discover a sacrifice in progress.
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