Blu-ray Review: 'The Crush'
Ready to run from a teen queen nightmare? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "The Crush" out June 21 from Scream Factory, the genre division of Shout! Factory Home Entertainment. We see if a crush is truly harmless below!
Title: "The Crush"
Cast: Cary Elwes, Alicia Silverstone, Jennifer Rubin
Director: Alan Shapiro
Runtime: 89 minutes
Release Company: Shout! Factory Home Entertainment
The Flick: As far as early 90’s thrillers go, "The Crush" has some satisfying suspense. Whether it be attack by angry bees or a little scratch in the car hood, it has all the tropes one would expect. But what does give "The Crush" an edge is the work of a pretty, young and lethal lady in the form of an early Alicia Silverstone. Her work here has both the forbidden allure of "Lolita" and the stalker danger of "Play Misty For Me" all wrapped up in one memorable 14-year old package – scary stuff.
Best Feature: With no words from Silverstone or prey Cary Elwes (got have at least one – shame Scream Factory!) you have to go with the 'Commentary' with Alan Shapiro which actually has little to say about "The Crush" (when questioned about the real-life case he based it on he goes a tad mum!) but still holds interest, especially when the moderator begins to question past stuff. (Aka great tidbits on "Altered States!")
Best Hidden Gem: While the Interviews with Jennifer Rubin and Kurtwood Smith are a bit better than nothing, they are a tad dry considering both have small roles.
Worth the Moola: Decent film but the absence of both Elwes and Silverstone is glaring here – don’t have a crush on this edition.
Brittany S Frederick