Fresh (2022) is a comedy horror starring Daisy Edgar-Jones and Sebastian Stan. The film starts off as a romantic comedy and then attempts one of the most fun and shocking tonal shifts I’ve ever seen on film.
I truly bought into the romantic connection between the two leads in the first act, so I was entirely gullible enough to feel surprised by the sudden flip to horror.
Daisy Edgar-Jones’s performance is impressive. That tonal shift to horror that I keep raving about? That was all her. She sells it and captures an intensity that truly elevates the film.
Sebastian Stan is charming as always and delivers some sick and twisted sequences. If not for his stellar acting range, the film would not be the effective multi-genre experience that it is.
Fresh (2022) is captivating, highly romantic and absolutely horrific, and in my opinion, one of the best horrors in the last two years.
In his youth Alvin loved watching movies and would find himself spending his lunch money and allowance at the box office. He loved the Matrix and the X-Men films, and somewhere along the way, he discovered a love for horror movies — Hereditary, Midsommar and Mother! being his favourites. He now holds a professional writing diploma, a couple of journalism degrees, and likes to spend his free time reviewing movies on IMDB and for various magazines. @alvinwct