The Virgin Suicides

A horror film in slow motion.

There are no boogeymen with sharp knives, no jump scares, but this film, Sofia Coppola’s debut as a director, scars in ways Freddy and Jason never could.

It’s the tale of five sisters who slip away one after another, their self-inflicted deaths leaving behind a mystery which will haunt the young boys from their ’70s neighborhood the rest of their life.

Was it isolation, a deep internal sadness, possible mental illness – there are no concrete answers, just the raw ache of lives ruined, on both sides of the grave.

A cinematic gut-punch that endures.