I love slashers maybe more than anything else. I have probably a weird idea about what is/is not a 21st…
The Sisters of Theta Pi Are Dying To Keep a Secret.
When five sorority girls inadvertently cause the murder of one of their sisters in a prank gone wrong, they agree to keep the matter to themselves and never speak of it again, so they can get on with their lives. This proves easier said than done, when after graduation a mysterious killer goes after the five of them and anyone who knows their secret.
Sorority Row is a shit I Know What You Did Last Summer and I Know What You Did Last Summer was a shit Scream.
So Sorority Row = Double shit.
I feel a touch crippled having not seen Spring Breakers, but everyone knows Spring Breakers owes the Piranha remake. Which I have seen and is a pretentious pile. Sorority Row is really teetering on that same line of every thing the characters saying and doing being instantly invalidated by how much the film is exploiting them for sleazy partying montages (where characters die in crowded spaces because the music is too loud and only when the killer is meticulously stabbing a drunk victim to death with an overelaborate murder contraption in a cramped spot of an icky dark-green colored room) and inane jokes about how sex isn't so hot when the girl has vomit breath. What a romantic gesture from…
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A fun cast, some great dialogue, pretty good deaths (orally fixated much?) and a bonkers motive for the killer. Lots to enjoy here for the undemanding.
Let''s start with that cast. Well the central girls. It's clear from the commentary that they really get on (or they're better actors than anybody would ever dare credit them) and that this probably helps the film immeasurably. Chemistry is key and even though it doesn't take much effort to boil them down to their horror archetype, they're having fun and seemingly at ease. Also the fact I went straight for the commentary after the credits means I was invested on some level.
The writing is a crucial component here too. Sure the plot…
One of the dumbest movies I've ever seen yet still slightly less dumb than most things involved with sororities/fraternities.
Sorority Row is kind of an oddity in that its a high budget (for a slasher) film made far past the time of the Scream led resurgence. Taking the setup of I Know What You Did Last Summer and giving us a more convoluted and twisted version right off the bat. This is a film that really plays up the utter vapidity and nasty qualities of the majority of its frat girl protagonists. With few exceptions they are ruthless and irredeemable characters. Its cliche and predictable but as a slasher fan I cant deny that I had a pretty fun time watching this one.
In terms of acting these girls are nothing special with the exception of Leah Pipes. She…
"No no, not the boobies."
I don't think I even need to summarize the plot because just from the name you can probably guess what is going on here. You have a group of legitimately terrible people who decide to commit a convoluted and moronic "prank" that goes predictably wrong, and when the "its just a prank bro" defense doesn't work out they begin to get picked off one by uninteresting one. A more accurate name for the movie would be "I Don't Care What You Did Last Summer."
The original House on Sorority Row is a movie that has become much more well remembered over the years than when it was initially released. I didn't personally think it was…
Crappy remake of I know what you did last summer, but with worse acting and an even more ridiculous plotline.
Another slasher movie. Not the greatest, but sits comfortably.. With scream and I know what you did last summer.
I love carrie fisher
Although it starts off with a good, solid, intriguing opening 15 minutes, this half-assed remake of 1983's "The House on Sorority Row" soon descends into appalling teen slasher cliche. The film opens with sorority sister Megan (Audrina Patridge) playing a nasty prank on her cheating boyfriend Garrett (Matt O'Leary) by pretending she's dead. Her sorority sisters, Cassidy (Briana Evigan), Jessica (Leah Pipes), Ellie (Rumer Willis), Claire (Jamie Chung) and Charlene (Margo Harshman) are in on the prank but things go horrifically wrong when they take things too far and Megan is killed for real. The sister's, with an eye to their future prospects decide to dump Megan down a mine shaft and simply go on with their lives. Eight months…
It's a Scream clone, but not in the way that something like I Know What You Did Last Summer or the other slashers of that time were; it's mostly the meshing of horror and comedy, in a less overt way than something like Drag Me to Hell, that I thought echoed the tone of the original Scream.
I liked this. It's nothing new, but it's funny and inventive and keeps you guessing. Plus it shows a deep love for the genre, which is always a plus.
Not great, but certainly solid.
It's better than the original. I said it.
Let's take a field trip to reality for a second. - Jessica (Leah Pipes)
A remake of sorts of the 1983 cult slasher flick House on Sorority Row, this tells the tale of a prank gone terribly wrong, ending in the death of Megan, one of the sorority sisters. The others agree to cover up the accident by pushing the corpse down a mineshaft and sticking to their story that the girl just wandered off during a party and was never seen again. Their story is helped by the fact that no one really seems to care about the disappearance of Megan, and no evidence is presented that an extensive search was ever launched to find out what happened to…
As much as I enjoy a good slasher film this is a bad one. Probably the best part of it was Bruce Willis' daughter's very dramatic role *sarcasm*. 2009 is definitely forgetting this one.
This is bad writing, but it's the endearing, harmless kind of bad writing that hearkens back to the heyday of teen slasher films. The scenes of violence have a bit too much Rob Zombie-esque closeup shaky-cam, but this has some decent suspense sequences, a few good laughs and a better Carrie Fisher performance than The Force Awakens.
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