Still image from 2009 film Jennifer's Body.

Enlarge / Megan Fox starred in the 2009 film Jennifer's Body. It underperformed at the box office, but has since become a horror cult classic. (credit: 20th Century Fox)

Typically, when we think of cult classic films and TV series that get a second lease on life via VHS, DVD, or streaming, we think of a nerd's club of mostly boys: Blade Runner, Office Space, Freaks and Geeks, and so on. There are obviously exceptions, and this weekend marks one of the the best ones in the horror space: the 10th anniversary of the criminally misunderstood Jennifer's Body.

This 2009 dark comedy, penned by Diablo Cody and starring Megan Fox, has prompted lots of fond reminiscences from cast and crew, as well as several glowing tributes. That's quite a shift from the film's debut, when Jennifer's Body received decidedly mixed reviews and underperformed at the box office. Count me among those who have long appreciated this smartly subversive, multi-layered horror/fairy tale about toxic female friendship.

(Major spoilers for the film below, because it's been 10 years, people.)

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