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Teenage outsider Maddy (Caitlin Stasey, I, Frankenstein) is keeping some dark secrets and holding a serious grudge against the captain of the Blackfoot High football team. When Maddy joins the school's elite and powerful cheerleading squad, she convinces her new friends to help inflict her revenge. After a late-night party goes awry, their plans take an unexpected turn for the worst and all of the girls die. A sinister, supernatural power intervenes and the girls mysteriously appear at school the next day with a killer new look… and some unusual new appetites.
"All Cheerleaders Die" was a film I was looking forward to seeing mainly because Lucky McKee co-wrote and co-directed along side Chris Sivertson. I like McKee's body of work so I was excited about this one. Before I get started I want to point out that this is a remake of "All Cheerleaders Die" from 2001 which was a no budget affair and it was also a Luck McKee film as well. To talk about the plot any more might ruin the film for those wanting to see it but I can tell you what I liked and did not like about the film since it turned out to be a mixed bag for me.
For starters the film is billed as a Comedy/Horror/Thriller but I did not see much in the way of comedy, at least not any that made me laugh. Secondly I did not like the use of CGI blood in the film, I thought that it was not necessary and it looked terrible as did some of the other effects used. As far as the good things about the film goes I liked that it had lots of blood and there was plenty of action towards the end. I also really enjoyed the ending because it was something I was not expecting. And finally I liked that they held off letting us in on Maddy's dark secret till the end as well, it added a bit of mystery to the story.
The film starts off a bit slow as it sets up the story and introduces us to the characters but once the action does kick in it is fast, brutal and suspenseful. So, even though I thought the film could of been a lot better I did like it and found it to be a fun watch plus it is a big upgrade from the original which was very low budget.
"All Cheerleaders Die" is available on DVD and Blu-ray with Special Features that include:
Behind The Scenes
I recommend at least a rental for this one because I think most horror fans will enjoy the film over-all.
Released by RLJ/Image Entertainment
*** Out Of *****