Sorority Row – USA, 2009 – reviews

 
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Sorority Row is a 2009 American slasher horror film, and a re-imagining of the 1983 film The House on Sorority Row. It was directed by Stewart Hendler, written by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger.

The movie stars Briana Evigan, Leah Pipes, Rumer Willis, Jamie Chung, Margo Harshman, Audrina Patridge, Caroline D’Amore and Carrie Fisher.

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Plot:

After discovering that her boyfriend Garrett cheated on her, sorority sister Megan, with the help of her sorority friends – Cassidy, Jessica, Ellie, Claire and Chugs, Garrett’s sister, pulls a prank on him; she fakes her own death while making out with him.

With the help from the sisters, Garrett brings Megan to a steel mill, intent on dumping her body in the lake. After Jessica jokingly mentions they need to release the air out of her lungs so her body will not float to the top, Garrett stabs Megan through the chest with a tire iron, killing her for real. The group decides to dump Megan’s body in the mine, along with the tire iron.

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Eight months later, the girls have grown apart and put the incident behind them, although Cassidy still feels guilty about the whole thing. During the party held after graduation, the girls all receive a picture sent to their phones: a robed arm holding the bloody lug wrench Garrett used to kill Megan…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

Film4 review: “As the ominous music swells and crescendos, the cowl is suddenly flung off to reveal… a half-naked babe with big jiggling funbags! Wha-hey! And there you have it: the timeless confluence of sex and death could hardly be made more crassly explicit. If only there was as much substance to the rest of the movie.”

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Horror Movie a Day: “…better than expected; a fun, mildly anachronistic (in a good way) slasher that, like Black Xmas, delivered some mean-spirited laughs and slightly kooky deaths via a cast of women I have no problem looking at for 90 minutes (which is one of the film’s minor problems, as it’s an occasionally sluggish 104). Does it contribute anything meaningful to the genre? No.”

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Time Out review:  “..the movie never attempts to present its self-serving central characters as anything other than repellent, devious over-privileged monsters. But it also never delivers a decent reason for us to spend 101 minutes in their company, resulting in a shallow, occasionally diverting but largely irrelevant horror throwback.”

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One Comment on “Sorority Row – USA, 2009 – reviews”

  1. Saw it last nite and was impressed by the acting of the ‘sisters’. Rumer Willis is cool in her role (Bruce reared her right….). Overall photography is awesome, even though some scenes are ripped off from Psycho (shower scene) and Scream (chase scene). There are some minor flaws like why Garret killed his ex-gf in the first place, but overall, a good movie to enjoy.

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