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Does Murder Look Good On College Applications? Extracurricular Review -Spoiler Free

Four students, 2 male and 2 female, are in a school hallway in the top half of the image. They're flipped into a reflection in the bottom half, covered in blood

Happy Tubi Tuesday horror fans! I’ve got a sinister movie to tell you about today: the 2020 film Extracurricular. This film follows 4 high school students who have an interesting hobby. They plan and follow through with murders and home invasions. Extracurricular does a great job in character building while also staying on a tight 90-minute run-time. Derek (Keenan Tracey) and Ian (Spencer Macpherson) are brothers, and also the sons of the local sheriff. Ian is dating Jenny (Brittaney Teo), and Miriam (Brittany Raymond) is also a member of this "kill club". We first see them at a dinner after the opening kills, talking through what worked and what didn't. It's also clear all of these students are high overachievers in their day-to-day lives.


One of my favorite parts of this film was witnessing the breakdown in the relationships between the 4 friends. In the beginning, they all seem to share one wavelength. They can seamlessly transition from normal school talk to planning their next ‘event’. Early on we gather that these activities are viewed as fun for our group, an escape from their school lives. As the film progresses, we see that Miriam is starting to pull away from the group. She is focused on her future and doesn't seem as interested in these murders. The rest of the group grow more and more concerned that Miriam could turn on them.


This leads them to plan another murder in hopes of keeping her on the hook and feeling included in the group. Of course this event doesnt go according to plan and leads to a blood-fueled climax and sinister ending. The ending of Extracurricular kept me really engaged and shocked long after the credits ended. Seeing the friends who were once so close grow irritated and weary of each other helped keep the tension high and leave the audience guessing in how everything would end.


Overall I think this is definitely worth the watch. The characters are well rounded, the tension between the group of killer students was a driving force during the last 30 minutes of the film. The kills are decent and the gore is solid especially during the last location our group finds themselves at. Go grab a snack and check Extracurricular out on Tubi, and maybe don't list murder on your college applications.


7 out of 10 Screams


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