Super Dark Times, Kevin Phillips’ debut feature and one of the best movies of the year, is a horror movie that starts with an injured deer flying through a high school window.
It is gross and scary, and a good way to set the mood for a horror movie.
However, Super Dark Times’ second scene takes it all back with a much more familiar image: a group of friends rolling into a gas station to buy some snacks.
The teens weigh various purchases before landing on Starburst, Skittles, and dried squid.
One of them holds up a bottle of melon soda and asks the other three if they think it will be gross.
“They wouldn’t make it if it was gross,” one suggests.
“They make gross stuff all the time.
Pickles are gross,” another argues.
“Pickles are not……