Casey Tebo’s “Black Friday,” a enjoyable alien invasion flick that merges the likes of “The Factor” with some socially-aware, consumerist terror, is the latest entry on this checklist. Devon Sawa stars as Ken, one in every of many depressing associates working at We Love Toys, a fictional (and sadly sparse, doubtless on account of the movie’s price range) retailer on Thanksgiving night. The early comedic beats are broad, but land efficiently. Anybody who has needed to depart Thanksgiving dinner early for a shift on the mall will empathize with Ken’s ennui. Additional, as soon as the carnage begins, “Black Friday” narrows its focus effectively, delivering some worthwhile gore and real suspense.
Because it nears its finish, “Black Friday” will get a bit of too massive for its britches, aspiring to greater than its modest price range can obtain. Total, although, it is a enjoyable outing that includes an awesome assemblage of horror staples, together with Sawa, Bruce Campbell, and Michael Jai White. Whereas the vacation angle is considerably misplaced because the film progresses, it is area of interest horror inside area of interest horror, and extremely enjoyable horror at that.