Donnie Darko: The Best Teen Movie (A Response to the Nerdwriter)

From Rebel Without a Cause to early slasher horror movies like Nightmare on Elm Street to Harry Potter, there is an art to telling a story that appeals to teens. In this video essay, Nolan Dean chronicles the genre, before singling out Richard Kelly’s cult classic, Donnie Darko, as the best teen movie ever made.




Nolan Dean

Videos: 19

Psychological Thriller

Teen & Coming of Age

Richard Kelly

Donnie Darko