In a better, more hipper life, I attend the Alamo Cinema & Drafthouse all the time. But in reality I just read about it. So when I heard the buzz about the Alamo’s FantasticFest-screened high-school thriller Besties, I was intrigued. But figured I’d never get a chance to see it until about three years from now, when I stumbled on it via Netflix. Surprise! It’ll be hitting Video-on-Demand next month. Right during prime awards season, so we can all discuss it to death with the rest of the ac-tor films we’ve seen lately.
And since it’s hitting VOD, there’s the usual snippet of the film to be had, and a slew of promo stills. But first, the synopsis:
Hoping to forge a friendship with the most popular girl in school, Sandy arranges to be left at home under Ashley’s supervision while her father goes out of town. Little does Sandy know that an unexpected visitor from Ashley’s past will leave the awkward freshman and her idol tangled up in a manipulative and deadly friendship.
The film stars Olivia Crocicchia, Madison Riley, Bobby Soto, Chris Backus, and Corin Nemec (The Stand).
Folks that have already seen the film at FF praise the performances of the young stars. I’m a fan of Corin Nemec — hey, Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, amirite folks? — so with those two things going for Besties, I’m ready to check it out.
‘Til the film hits a TV near you? Check out these stills…. Y’know, after the jump.