|studio||Moderncine, Image Entertainment|
|director||Lucky McKee, Chris Sivertson|
|writer||Lucky McKee, Chris Sivertson|
|starring||Caitlin Stasey, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Tom Williamson|
SynopsisWhen tragedy rocks Blackfoot High, rebellious outsider Mäddy Killian shocks the student body by joining the cheerleading squad. This decision drives a rift between Mäddy and her ex-girlfriend Leena Miller — a loner who claims to practice the dark arts. After a confrontation with the football team, Mäddy and her new cheerleader friends are sent on a supernatural roller coaster ride which leaves a path of destruction none of them may be able to escape.
Back in 2001, Lucky McKee (May, The Woman) and Chris Sivertson (I Know Who Killed Me) teamed up to make their directorial debut with the rarely seen, shot-on-video horror flick, All Cheerleaders Die. Cut to 12 years later, the filmmakers have been compelled to revisit the material…this time, armed with an actual budget and experience to boot. Every film even if it’s a retelling should be viewed as its own separate entity, though it’s difficult to do so whenever you enter the experience with baggage. A non-issue in this case since like most, I haven’t seen the original so I can’t comment on how it works as a redo. A punchy title and the talent behind it was the main draw for me. …Read More