Director: Clare Cooney | 2023 | 85 mins | Thriller | USA | English
World Premiere – Frightfest 2023
Official Selection – Chicago International Film Festival
Official Selection – Nightmares Film Festival 2023
Official Selection – Screamfest 2023
Official Selection – Celluloid Screams 2023
After an act of bullying sends kind but awkward high school senior Javier to the hospital he begins having psychic visions that reveal the horrifying truth behind a rash of supposed suicides at his school. It is now up to him and his sarcastic best friend Bianca to unmask a serial killer who’s targeting his classmates before it’s too late.
As fiercely anarchic as it is genuinely heartfelt, DEPARTING SENIORS is Scream for the next generation, deftly melding true terror with coming-of-age pathos inside the horrors of high school.
“WORKS UP SOME CHARM AND WICKED HUMOUR JUST FROM CHATS THE CHARACTERS HAVE BETWEEN THE STANDARD BUT WELL-HANDLED KILLS.”
– THE KIM NEWMAN WEBSITE
“DEPARTING SENIORS IS TEEN HORROR OF THE POSTMODERN VARIETY, FULL OF CHARACTERS WHO THEMSELVES WATCH SCARY MOVIES.”
– PROJECTED FIGURES
“DEPARTING SENIORS GRADUATES AS A FUN TAKE ON THE JOCK-SHOCK GENRE.”
– SCREEN GOBLIN
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