Last night I attended the premiere of My Super Psycho Sweet 16 Part 3. Being a virgin to this series, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had heard that Part 1 was pretty good and that Part 2 was somewhat disappointing, but that’s about it.
While I still don’t know where Part 3 falls in that spectrum, I’m happy to report that I had a good time with the film. While it’s obviously not terrifying or anything remotely resembling it, it is a fun little slasher. McKnight is an appealing heroine and for every major logic issue, there’s a nice dig at the ‘Jersey Shore’/Ed Hardy mentality courtesy of Niko Pepaj. He plays a character so obviously inspired by “The Situation” that you’re praying for him to die (that’s a compliment). While I obviously can’t heap Cabin In The Woods type praise on the film, if you’re looking for some harmless fun tonight, you could do worse than tuning in. Bonus? If you and your friends take a shot every time someone says “don’t play me” or “I’m not playing you” or a variation thereof, you’ll have your own tidy little body count by the end of the night.
Awkward’s Jillian Rose Reed is among the new cast members joining the franchise’s original stars, Lauren McKnight and Kirsten Prout. Ryan Sypek, Niko Pepaj, Ben Winchell, Onira Tares and Autumn Dial round out the movie’s cast.
In Part 3, “Skye (McKnight) and Sienna (Reed) are on the road to their first year of college in New York City when they receive a call from Skye’s estranged sister, Alex (Prout). They decide to pay Alex a visit and find out that her Sweet 16 is that very evening. And, you can imagine what that means… teen bloodshed.” Produced by Pop Films, the creative team behind the first two movies returns for the third installment. They include director Jacob Gentry, screenwriters Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas, executive producers Maggie Malina and Alexander Motlagh, and producer Chris White.
Tune in to MTV tonight at 10pm EST to see the 3rd and final chapter of MTV’s international hit horror franchise.