The Faculty

The Faculty ★★★★

There's no denying that The Faculty wears its influences on its sleeve. References to The Thing and Invasion of the Body Snatchers, blatant high school caricatures, and some cheesy dialogue could have truly doomed this feature before it even got going. I'm glad to report though that it doesn't and this movie holds up!

Maybe my numerous viewings on cable blurred my objectivity, but I really think the actors helped sell this for what it is... cheeky teen horror. Yes, The Faculty knows it's too cool for school so instead of attempting to scare you, the movie brings you into its friend group. Thrills and drama is what the replacement for horror is. Because you care about the characters like they're your friends regardless, this non-horror ultimately succeeds where others would fail.

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