Horror is a difficult genre to execute. The rise and fall of tension, as diegetic strikes of a bow on strings slowly creeping up your spine and you spot something move just outside of your peripheral vision until suddenly, boom. Nothing. It’s all dropped and you breathe a sigh of relief.
And then the killer gets you. A horror staple for sure, and one we’ve seen before, but much like the slasher pics it draws from, Until Dawn knows just when to ratchet up the cheeseball horror.