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Old 02-14-2014, 09:54 PM   #1
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All Cheerleaders Die

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Plot: four cheerleaders come back from the dead with vengeance on their minds. Looks like a horror comedy?



Directors:
Lucky McKee (remember him??), Chris Sivertson
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Lucky McKee (screenplay), Chris Sivertson (screenplay)
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Caitlin Stasey, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Brooke Butler
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Old 02-14-2014, 10:15 PM   #2
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Really enjoyed McKee's early stuff ( May, Sick Girl, the Woods), hope this ends up bring good - the original was pretty poor.... I appreciate it was his a Siverston's first foray into movie making.

Fingers crossed.
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Old 02-15-2014, 12:15 AM   #3
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Loved May. All Cheerleaders was not that good, though. Not horrible, but not the special gem that May was by any stretch. Manage your expectations before watching.
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Old 02-15-2014, 02:43 PM   #4
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I'm looking forward to this. I remember Lucky showed us clips from their 2001 version way back at Weekend of Horrors in 2005. Never got a chance to see the original (it looked low, low budget) but looking forward to their remake.
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Old 02-15-2014, 08:42 PM   #5
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I still haven't seen Jennifer's Body yet, but whatever that was- I'm expecting the same from this.

And keeping my hopes high. It surely can't be as bad as Tamara.
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Old 02-15-2014, 08:46 PM   #6
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I was really excited to see this until I watched the trailer.

Looks like lame Twilight nonsense.
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:16 PM   #7
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There's no question that this is fluff. But if it's in any way entertaining, that's all people can hope for.

I had an idea quite similar to this and it's a little disappointing to see what looks like the filmmakers go for a tree rather than the forest. I think the problem is the boys will be boys thread they're weaving here. Which we've all seen before. It's like the Penguin actually nabbing Chip when he has a chance to go for Max. To put it into perspective, Ginger Snaps got that. Yet chose to focus on the impact society's damage does to characters we care about. Now it's time for a movie to finally go for the throat of the problem, the head of the chain, etc.
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Old 05-09-2014, 05:30 PM   #8
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Ouch. A C- over at the AV Club.

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What happened to Lucky McKee? About a decade ago, the writer-director seemed like a new hope for horror. His breakthrough, May, offered a fresh, idiosyncratic blend of genres; it tucked a character study into a gory, black comedy, resulting in something wonderfully unclassifiable. But setting aside “Sick Girl,” his terrific contribution to Showtime’s defunct Masters Of Horror series, McKee has been in a serious slump ever since. There are few traces of inspiration in the girls’ school snoozer The Woods, or in his twin Jack Ketchum adaptations, Red and The Woman. And now comes All Cheerleaders Die, a shrill, unfunny horror comedy McKee wrote and directed with Chris Sivertson. The film is a slicker remake of the duo’s shared debut, a long-unavailable cheapie they made together back in 2001. Any hope, however, that it might also represent a return to the strange charms of May is dashed almost immediately, around the time the movie introduces its generic troupe of high-school heroines.
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In other words, what starts as a glorified Pretty Little Liars episode eventually evolves (devolves?) into a flippant hybrid of The Craft and I Know What You Did Last Summer. None of the subsequent mayhem is remotely frightening—in part because the filmmakers play it mainly for laughs, but also because the glowing-crystal, blood-feast special effects are incredibly chintzy. That would be less fatal if All Cheerleaders Die was populated by distinctive personalities. But as much as McKee and Sivertson strive for a Heathers-style irreverence, their characters are just soulless adolescent archetypes—the driven Final Girl, the Wiccan wallflower, the jock sociopath, and so forth. (The stoner kid, for example, is introduced emerging from a smoky van, wearing a “legalize weed” shirt, as though the filmmakers feared that viewers wouldn’t grasp his one and only trait without an accompanying slogan.) What’s most depressing is that these walking mannequins were at least partially conceived by McKee, who seems to have permanently misplaced the gift for character development he exhibited in May.
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This was supposed to be OnDemand yesterday, but I didn't see it on Amazon, iTunes, or Charter VOD.

If they pull the VOD date without warning because nobody cares, then that's probably indicative of quality.
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Has anyone seen their original version from 2001?
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Judging by the trailer, it looks like crap.
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As soon as the first comment was "Bitch" in the trailer, coming from a bunch of "porno sluts", I knew it was crap. I am so fucking sick and tired of this bitchy generation.
Should have released Leatherface upon those cheerleaders
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Has anyone seen their original version from 2001?
I have the original version. Never made it to the end ;v/
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This was supposed to be OnDemand yesterday, but I didn't see it on Amazon, iTunes, or Charter VOD.

If they pull the VOD date without warning because nobody cares, then that's probably indicative of quality.
I saw it on there last night. Did not order. Yet.
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And keeping my hopes high. It surely can't be as bad as Tamara.
I just watched that last night. I had read this post, and hoped you were just "hating" again. Not the case. Tamara truly is a terrible movie. So bad, that I chose to just resurrect this thread rather than give it one of it's own.
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