It sucks to be a teen in a Wes Craven horror movie. Crazy, seemingly unstoppable psychopaths in masks and wielding big honkin’ knives are always trying to gut you, and the authorities are never any help, and your parents just thinks you’re crazy and keep trying to send you to live with crazy Aunt Sally in Indiana or commit you to a psychiatric hospital. Plus, all your friends don’t believe you until they start getting chopped up into little bits, but of course by then it’s too late. Or maybe that’s another movie. Either/or. Here is your first look at Craven’s new teen slasher flick, “25/8”. The title doesn’t make much sense, until you read the synopsis below provided by Universal, and then you realize — yeah, it just doesn’t make any sense whatsoever.
From writer/director Wes Craven comes a suspense thriller that warns us evil is working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And if you have any chance at beating it, you’ll have to fight for your life 25/8.
In the sleepy town of Riverton, legend tells of a serial killer who swore he would return to murder the seven children born the night he died. Now, 16 years later, people are disappearing again. Has the psychopath been reincarnated as one of the seven teens, or did he survive the night he was left for dead? Only one of the kids knows the answer.
Adam “Bug” Heller (Max Thieriot) was supposed to die on the bloody night his father went insane. Unaware of his dad’s terrifying crimes, he has been plagued by nightmares since he was a baby. But if Bug hopes to save his friends from the monster that’s returned, he must face an evil that won’t rest…until it finishes the job it began the day he was born.
Starring Max Thieriot, John Magaro, Emily Meade, Nick Lashaway, Denzel Whitaker, Shareeka Epps, Paulina Olszyinski, Raúl Esparza, and directed by Wes Craven.