Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader

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Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader
Attack Of The 50 Foot Cheerleader Poster.jpg
Directed by Kevin O'Neill
Produced by Roger Corman
Dan Golden
Written by Mike MacLean
Starring Sean Young
Ryan Merriman
Treat Williams
Sasha Jackson
Ted Raimi
Edited by Yasmin Assemi
Vikram Kale
New Horizon Films
Release dates
  • August 25, 2012 (2012-08-25)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader is a 3D comedy horror television film directed by Kevin O'Neill[1] and produced by Roger Corman[2] as his first 3D production[3] and an update of the 1995 film Attack of the 60 Foot Centerfold which was also produced by Corman.[4] The film stars Treat Williams, Sean Young, and Jena Sims.[5][6] The film was released on 25 August 2012 on Epix.[3][7]


Cassie Stratford is a plain science nerd, whose mother was captain of the cheersquad at Ivory Coast University and president of Zeta Mu Sorority, so she's 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. So in the night, Cassie steals the drug and injects herself with it. While she does become beautiful and makes the cheersquad 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 giantess. When Brittany discovers this, she tries to seduce Kyle into telling her the secret, which leads to her being injected with more of the drug than Cassie and growing bigger too. 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.



Roger Corman stated that for each of the 350+ films he's produced, he has worked efficiently and planned them in advance.[2] He told the Toronto Star that he hoped to premiere the film at Comic-Con in July 2012.[4] 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!"[4] This was be Corman's first 3D production.[3][8]

The actress in the title role, Jena Sims, was crowned Miss Georgia Teen USA 2007.[9]


The film premiered August 25, 2012 on Epix. It screened at Comic Con on July 14, 2012.[10] It also screened at the 3D Film Festival on September 22, 2012.[11]

Lionsgate released the film on DVD in 2015 with no special features.


  1. ^ Barton, Steve (November 7, 2011). "M 2011: Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader Artwork Stands Tall". Dread Central. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Rocca, Mo (February 26, 2012). "Roger Corman: Still "King of the Bs"". CBS News. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c Kushigemachi, Todd (April 24, 2012). "Epix slates Roger Corman, Graham Chapman pics". Variety. Retrieved April 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c Howell, Peter (February 27, 2012). "Sean Young no party animal, pal Roger Corman says". Toronto Star. Retrieved April 14, 2012. 
  5. ^ Rigney, Todd (November 7, 2011). "Sales Art for Kevin O’Neill’s Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader". Beyond Hollywood. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 
  6. ^ Alexander, Chris (April 10, 2012). "Interview: Jena Sims goes big in Corman's 3D "50 FT CHEERLEADER"". Fangoria. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 
  7. ^ Brzoznowski, Kristin (April 26, 2012). "EPIX Slates Original Premieres". World Screen. Retrieved April 26, 2012. 
  8. ^ McCabe, Joseph (April 25, 2012). "Roger Corman to Tackle 'Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader' in 3D". Fearnet. Retrieved April 26, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Beauty Queen". Athens Banner-Herald (Athens, GA: Morris Communications). December 12, 2006. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Roger Corman’s Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader to Screen During Comic-Con". Daily Dead. June 20, 2012. Retrieved November 24, 2012. 
  11. ^ Kilday, Gregg (September 14, 2012). "Katy Perry and '50-Foot Cheerleader' Featured in 3DFF 3D Film Festival". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 24, 2012. 

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