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Kill of the Week: Death By Wine Bottle in ‘Sorority Row’

Every week, we spotlight a kill that we just can’t get enough of. This is Kill of the Week.

From around 2006 to 2009, seemingly every successful slasher movie from the ’70s and ’80s was finding itself on the remake chopping block. That three-year span saw the release of countless slasher remakes, including Black Christmas, My Bloody Valentine, When a Stranger Calls, Halloween, Prom Night and Friday the 13th.

Among them was Sorority Row, a 2009 remake of the 1983 slasher The House on Sorority Row. The lack of name recognition for the original film no doubt contributed to director Stewart Hendler’s remake failing to make much of a mark at the box office, but he nevertheless brought to the screen a pretty damn fun slasher flick.

In his defense of Sorority Row, published here on BD back in 2014, Trace perfectly described the slasher remake as a mix between Mean Girls and Scream. The female-led slasher certainly didn’t take the sub-genre down any new paths, but fun characters, cool kills and a shotgun-toting Carrie Fisher earned it high marks in my book.

The most memorable maiming in Sorority Row takes place in a therapist’s office. The character Chugs Bradley lives up to her name when she lies down on a couch and chugs down a bottle of white wine. But the drink proves to be her last, as the killer comes up behind her and, well, this is where things get really unique.

After jamming the bottle deep down Chugs’ throat, the killer then slices her throat. Blood spurts up into the bottle, the end of which is sticking out of her mouth.

Like the film or not, you’ve gotta give this kill points for creativity!



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