Tragedy Girls

High school can be a really “killer” time. Like “Ginger Snaps,” 2 girls here are obsessed with death and more specifcally: killing. What’s left of center is that these girls have a Youtube show where they leave all sorts of clues. Yet, they are never suspected. Well, for a while.

Tragedy Girls (2017)
R | 1h 38min | Comedy, Horror | 20 October 2017 (USA)

From $3.99 (SD) on Prime Video
A twist on the slasher genre, following two death-obsessed teenage girls who use their online show about real-life tragedies to send their small mid-western town into a frenzy and cement their legacy as modern horror legends.
Director: Tyler MacIntyre
Writers: Chris Lee Hill, Tyler MacIntyre | 1 more credit ยป
Stars: Brianna Hildebrand, Alexandra Shipp, Jack Quaid

Tyler MacIntyre is in the director’s chair here. He says this film was inspired by the bubblegum comedy “Clueless,” There’s the irony because this film is a bloodbath. We don’t get to see how these killers evolved, they are just catapulted into their misadventures of death. At the same time I kept feeling as if there was a genre filter I was missing. The girls are killers but when you’re following them in the heat of what they’re doing, it strangely works. The closest thing I can compare it to is the TV series “Dexter.” This is an oddly fun teen comedy that is hard to turn your eyes away from. Another twist on the slasher genre that works. 7/10

Author: Damien Riley

I post film reviews both written & audio. I'm a writer & podcaster, BA/MA English from Cal State Fullerton. Based in: Victorville, CA, USA My film review site is rileyonfilm.com

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