Set to end Frightfest on a crowdpleasing high on Monday, August 28, Tragedy Girls certainly looks like one not to miss.

The flick sees director Tyler MacIntyre building on 2015’s horror comedy Patchwork and he’s roped in a pretty cool cast here, headlined by X-Men: Apocalypse star Alexandra Shipp and Deadpool’s Brianna Hildebrand.

Here’s the synopsis:

The freshest, funniest, most frightening slasher send-up since SCREAM. High school seniors Makayla and Sadie are obsessed with their social media presence as authorities on crime. Their interest in murder is more than just academic though as they are the hands-on type. Trapping a serial killer to foster a mutually beneficial partnership, they see their profile rise, along with the brutal slayings in their small town. Can their sociopathic friendship stand the strain of national stardom? Will their captive maniac play along? Who will be the prom queen? So many questions, and the answers are HEATHERS, hilarious and horrific.

Any film that references Heathers in its promotional blurb gets a thumbs-up from me, and the film has also picked up some strong reviews at festival showings such as the recent Fantasia.

Also along for the ride cast-wise are the likes of Josh Hutcherson, Kevin Durand and Craig Robinson.

There doesn’t appear to be a trailer as such, but here’s a clip which gives you a sneak peek ahead of the UK premiere in London:

 

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.