Each Halloween I feel like the theaters become stuffed with overly serious horror/slasher movies. Ones that give you that tense feeling in the pit of your stomach and make you worry how everyone is going to escape the forest/summer camp/ insane asylum/ small town alive. But sometimes I want to laughs with my scares. I don’t want to worry how everyone is going to survive- I want to know how the villain is going to get away with it. I want to side with the bad guys… or girls.
In Tragedy Girls the heroines of the story are best friends, leading the prom committee, on the cheer leading squad, tweeting about the killings in their sleepy town…. and are also the killers. You get to see the reasoning behind each death (mostly for more followers on their blog) and the depth of their friendship.
Sadie, played with sarcasm, dimples, and death stares by Brianna Hildebrand (best known as Negasonic Teenage Warhead in Deadpool) is the mastermind of the crimes. McKayla, the perky and disturbing Alexandra Shipp (Storm from X-Men Apocolypse), is the backbone of the team. After they kidnap the town serial killer (Kevin Durand), to get pointers of course, they take over his mantle in order to start killing on their own, and use him as the scapegoat. The death toll starts to ramp up as it leads to the “best night ever.”
None of the deaths in the film are very shocking, but that doesn’t detract from the fun- in fact, the deaths read more like Easter Eggs and little love notes to gore gone by. It’s hard to get into too many details because everything runs the risk of being a spoiler, and I don’t want to ruin the fun for you, but if you’re looking for some fun with your slashers this Halloween- grab some popcorn and give the Tragedy Girls a try.
I give it 4 out of 5 Nerdskulls
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