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Fame-obsessed ‘Tragedy Girls’ Murder for Likes [Trailer]

Fame-obsessed ‘Tragedy Girls’ Murder for Likes [Trailer]

A new spin on the slasher genre, Tyler MacIntyre’s Tragedy Girls was one of our favorite films at the SXSW Film Festival. Gunpowder & Sky loved it too, having acquired the film for release in theaters on October 20, 2017.

Trace and I are huge fans of the slasher that follows two budding teenage sociopaths who use their online show about real-life tragedies to send their small midwestern town into a frenzy, cementing their legacy as modern horror legends. Trace says it “earns a like, a retweet, and a follow,” while I exclaimed that it “leaves a hilarious and bloody mess.”

A quote-filled official trailer is here and deserves your “likes”; the footage sells the fun-ness of Tragedy Girls, while also boasting the gore and extreme violence. This is most definitely going to surprise a lot of you guy and end up as one of your favorite horror films of the year…

The full cast is quite impressive, including Brianna Hildebrand (“The Exorcist”, Negasonic Teenage Warhead in Deadpool), Alexandra Shipp (Storm in X-Men: Apocalypse), Craig Robinson (This is the End), Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games), and Kevin Durand (“The Strain”, X-Men Origins: Wolverine), with Jack Quaid, Timothy V. Murphy, Nicky Whelan, Austin Abrams, and Kerry Rhodes.

Sadie and McKayla are two social-media obsessed best friends who will stop at nothing to build their online following. The self-titled “Tragedy Girls” kidnap Lowell, an unambitious local serial killer, and force him to mentor them into modern horror legends by committing murders to blow up on the internet. As the bodies fall, the girls become national news and panic in their small town hits a fever pitch — just then, Lowell escapes! Now with the local Sheriff closing in and their relationship on the rocks, the girls must rethink their plan before they find themselves the latest victims of their own killing spree.



  • Cool, looks like Detention made better.
    (I don’t hate so bad Detention it’s just a mess)

    • J Jett

      god, i WANTED to like Detention. i went to one of the rare(?) screenings in my town the day it was released and i just hated it. but then again, tastes change and maybe on a 2nd viewing now i’d warm up to it?

      • No way, the movie is a joy for the eyes and nothing else. Nonsensical plot, huge plot holes, horrid performances an oh-so-clever screenplay… it’s just too much. Anyway if you can survive trough this stuff again you’ll be able to enjoy a gorgeous cinematography and some slick camera moves

      • Mightygil

        haha I know EXACTLY how you feel. I hated the movie as much as I tried to like it. This one here I didn’t even finish the trailer, definitely not for me which is a bit of a shame cuz some of the promo stuff looked kinda cool

      • I’ve seen Detention at least 10 times and I love it more and more every time. The first time I watched it I had NO IDEA what was going on. Now I think it’s hilarious. XD

  • I think this will be the kind of movie that I’m going to hate.

    • J Jett

      i’m feeling the same way. they only way i may enjoy this movie is if both lead girls die. if both/either of them survives after being shallow, impossible to like douche bags then it would end up being the worst film ever. lol.

      • I agree with you, Jett. I also hate douchebag protagonists.

        • J Jett

          Pedro exactly! i really don’t understand why way too many writers/filmmakers insist on having completely unlikable/detestable characters in protagonist roles (not necessarily referring to TRAGEDY GIRLS). but in the case of this movie TG, these 2 girls are like so many people today (selfish, self-centered, shallow, etc., etc.) that i have no tolerance for. the last thing i want to do is watch a movie about that type of person (UNLESS they meet a painful slow death. LOL).

  • J Jett

    going by the reviews i was reading on this site i was excited for this movie but now that i’ve seen the trailer i’m not really feeling it. it looks incredibly irritating. not at all really jonesing to see it anymore.

    • If you liked the movie Detention you will most definitely like this (it’s a bit easier to digest than Detention but both movies are similar in tone). If you DIDN’T like detention then this may not be the movie for you. It does a pretty good job at making fun of social media-dependent millennials though. Very funny IMO!

  • Josh Evans

    What a great trailer!! Hadn’t heard of this beforehand but now I’m super pumped to see it!

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