All Cheerleaders Die (2013 film)

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All Cheerleaders Die
All Cheerleaders Die (2013 film poster).jpg
Directed by Lucky McKee
Chris Sivertson
Produced by Lucky McKee
Written by Lucky McKee
Chris Sivertson
Starring Caitlin Stasey
Music by Mads Heldtberg
Cinematography Greg Ephraim
Edited by Ben La Marca, Zach Passero
Production
  company
Modernciné
Distributed by Image Entertainment, Celluloid Dreams
Release date(s)
  • September 5, 2013 (2013-09-05) (TIFF)
Running time 90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

All Cheerleaders Die is a 2013 American horror film that was written and directed by Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson.[1] It is a remake of their 2001 film of the same name that was also written and directed by McKee and Sivertson, and stars Caitlin Stasey as a cheerleader that must fight against the supernatural.[2] The movie had its world premiere on September 5, 2013, at the Toronto International Film Festival and will have a limited theatrical release in June 2014.[3]

Plot[edit]

After her childhood friend Alexis (Felisha Cooper) dies while performing a cheerleading move, the rebellious Maddy (Caitlin Stasey) is horrified when Alexis's football-playing boyfriend Terry (Tom Williamson) begins immediately dating cheerleader Tracy (Brooke Butler). As a result Maddy decides that she will join the cheerleading team, as they must now find a replacement for Alexis, with the intent to seek revenge against Terry and Tracy. She accomplishes this by making the two doubt each other's fidelity, while also seducing Tracy herself. Things take a deadly turn when a car crash results in the death of several cheerleaders, which Maddy's ex-girlfriend Leena (Sianoa Smit-McPhee) uses to her advantage by raising the dead cheerleaders in a Pagan ritual. The cheerleaders find themselves with a new hunger for human blood, preferably from the football players responsible for their car crash.

The end of the movie reveals the true title: All Cheerleaders Die: Part One

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Critical reception for All Cheerleaders Die has been mixed and the film holds a rating of 48% "Rotten" on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 25 reviews.[4] with the website's consensus, "All Cheerleaders Die sets out to subvert horror tropes, but ends up falling victim to many of the same trashy cliches it's trying to mock." We Got This Covered praised the film for its originality, and summed the film up by saying "Mindless and contrived at points, no doubt, but All Cheerleaders Die is undeniably a witching, bitching good time worthy of the cliffhanger ending that suggests a future sequel may be in the cards."[5] Fearnet also gave a positive review, stating that "What's probably most amusing about All Cheerleaders Die is that it will probably earn a lot of rentals from young male horror fans who smile at the idea of five evil succubi and the promise of some lesbian kissing -- when it's actually a very smart and subversive satire about the way women are (very) often objectified in horror films."[6] In contrast, Reel Film panned the movie for being overly bland and not fully utilizing its premise, which the reviewer felt had promise.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "[TIFF '13] First photos from McKee & Sivertson’s "ALL CHEERLEADERS DIE" | FANGORIA®". Fangoria.com. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  2. ^ "Q&A: "ALL CHEERLEADERS DIE" Producer Andrew van den Houten | FANGORIA®". Fangoria.com. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  3. ^ "All Cheerleaders Die". tiff.net. 2013-08-22. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  4. ^ "All Cheerleaders Die (2013)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  5. ^ Donato, Matt. "All Cheerleaders Die Review". WGTC. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  6. ^ Weinberg, Scott. "FEARNET Movie Review - All Cheerleaders Die". Fearnet. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  7. ^ Nusair, David. "Review: All Cheerleaders Die". Reel Film. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 

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