The first thing you should know about Jennifer's Body is that this movie is not terrifying.
The first thing you should know about Jennifer's Body is that this movie is not terrifying. Yes, there's a bit of gore and a few cringe-worthy moments (like when Jennifer smiles through a mouthful of blood), but the scariest parts are given away in the trailer. It's more of a high school comedy than a slasher flick, and you can see the transitions from funny to freaky coming a mile away.
The second thing you should know is that this movie is not Juno. Though the two films penned by Diablo Cody fall into different genres, I was still hoping for some of the same magic from her award-winning little movie. Instead, certain elements — like the invented teenage slang — didn't bother me in Juno but really annoyed me in Jennifer's Body.
The movie's not all bad though, so to read more of my thoughts, just read more