Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader
|Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader|
|Directed by||Kevin O'Neill|
|Produced by||Roger Corman
|Written by||Mike MacLean|
|Edited by||Yasmin Assemi
New Horizon Films
Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader is a 3D comedy horror television film directed by Kevin O'Neill and produced by Roger Corman as his first 3D production and an update of the 1995 film Attack of the 60 Foot Centerfold which was also produced by Corman. The film stars Treat Williams, Sean Young, and Jena Sims. The film was released on 25 August 2012 on Epix.
Cassie Stratford is a plain science nerd, whose mother was captain of the cheersquad at Iron Coast University and president of Zeta Mu Sorority, so she is pressured to join both cheerleading and the sorority. However, Brittany Andrews, Zeta President and Cheer Captain (who has a Napoleon complex), rejects her.
Cassie works in the Biology Building of the University, where she and her friend Kyle are working on a drug that turns things beautiful. In the night, Cassie steals the drug and injects herself with it. While she does become beautiful and makes the cheer squad when one of the cheerleaders is injured, she then discovers the drug has a side effect when she starts to grow taller and taller until she is a 50-foot tall giant.
When Brittany discovers this, she tries to seduce Kyle into telling her the secret, which leads to her being accidentally injected with more of the drug than Cassie and growing bigger too (also, Cassie's breasts grow larger as well, and with that her shirt pops due to their growing rate). Brittany goes through the town on her way to the stadium, being careful not to hurt anyone on the way. She begins to cheer, but is confronted by Cassie. This all leads to a large cat fight during the big homecoming game. Cassie wins by injecting the antidote into Brittany, making her shrink into a dwarf. Cassie then injects herself with a smaller portion and returns to her normal size. She and Kyle then kiss.
- Jena Sims as Cassie Stratford
- Sean Young as Brenda Stratford
- Treat Williams as Mr. Gray
- Sasha Jackson as Jett
- Olivia Alexander as Brittany Andrews
- Ryan Merriman as Kyle
- Ted Raimi as Dr. Higgs
- Anne McDaniels as Tiff
- Mary Woronov as House Mother
- Paula Trickey as Ex-Cheerleader
- AJ Lamas as Brandon
- Brent Huff as Announcer
- John Landis as Professor White
- Roger Corman as Dean Hinkle
Roger Corman stated that for each of the 350+ films he's produced, he has worked efficiently and planned them in advance. He told the Toronto Star that he hoped to premiere the film at Comic-Con in July 2012. In a compliment he paid to the actress Sean Young, Corman told her, "Sean, you were great in the picture but you were miscast. You look too good to be the mother!" This was Corman's first 3D production.
Lionsgate released the film on DVD in 2015 with no special features.
- Barton, Steve (November 7, 2011). "M 2011: Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader Artwork Stands Tall". Dread Central. Retrieved April 13, 2012.
- Rocca, Mo (February 26, 2012). "Roger Corman: Still "King of the Bs"". CBS News. Retrieved April 13, 2012.
- Kushigemachi, Todd (April 24, 2012). "Epix slates Roger Corman, Graham Chapman pics". Variety. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
- Howell, Peter (February 27, 2012). "Sean Young no party animal, pal Roger Corman says". Toronto Star. Archived from the original on March 13, 2012. Retrieved April 14, 2012.
- Rigney, Todd (November 7, 2011). "Sales Art for Kevin O’Neill’s Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader". Beyond Hollywood. Retrieved April 13, 2012.
- Alexander, Chris (April 10, 2012). "Interview: Jena Sims goes big in Corman's 3D "50 FT CHEERLEADER"". Fangoria. Retrieved April 13, 2012.
- Brzoznowski, Kristin (April 26, 2012). "EPIX Slates Original Premieres". World Screen. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
- McCabe, Joseph (April 25, 2012). "Roger Corman to Tackle 'Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader' in 3D". Fearnet. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
- "Beauty Queen". Athens Banner-Herald. Athens, GA: Morris Communications. December 12, 2006. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
- "Roger Corman’s Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader to Screen During Comic-Con". Daily Dead. June 20, 2012. Retrieved November 24, 2012.
- Kilday, Gregg (September 14, 2012). "Katy Perry and '50-Foot Cheerleader' Featured in 3DFF 3D Film Festival". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 24, 2012.