The Movie: River’s Edge (1986)
What Is It?: Anyone who grew up in the suburbs during the eighties will instantly recognize the nihilistic burn outs in this movie even if they didn’t quite experience what is depicted in the film. Supposedly based on a true story, a girl named Jamie is murdered by the oafish Sampson for apparently no reason, and the other kids conspire to get him out of the state before the cops close in. Grim and hopeless, and truer than the vast majority of teen films.
Why Today?: Today is International Youth Day.