An angry teen conducts an ancient ritual to seek revenge on the classmates she believes have wronged her.

Directed by Paul Gandersman.

Written by Peter Hall.

Starring Nell Kessler, Sharmita Bhattacharya, Caiti Ward and Jessica Perrin.

Filmed in the United States.

Eleven minutes and five seconds.

Here’s a nifty (yes, I said “nifty”) little horror film from Arcanum Pictures that could fall under the ‘be careful what you wish for’ category. It’s got a cast of young, talented actresses and a nostalgic feel to it that works quite well. Plus, I learned something new: I learned what a Bechdel test is. Does anyone else know? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? Okay, a Bechdel test,  or Bechdel rule is a test of female characterisation in movies. Passing the Bechdel test requires that: the movie [media] has at least two women characters; who talk to each other; about something other than a man. One last thing: Givertaker is subtitled as “A Dead Kids Club Story” and if I am correct is the first in a planned series. If I’m wrong about that I’m sure someone will let me know; all I ask is that you do it nicely. Enjoy.



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