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Certificate
15
Cast
Rumer Willis
Briana Evigan
Leah Pipes
Jamie Chung.
Directors
Stewart Hendler.
Screenwriters
Running Time
100 minutes

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Sorority Row
AKA Freaks and shrieks


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Plot
Carnage ensues when a sorority prank goes wrong.


Review
Sorority Row
A sorority prank misfires, a sister’s corpse gets dumped in a well, and guilty parties get murdered during the big graduation blow-out. A loose remake of the above-average-if-scarcely-A-list 1983 House On Sorority Row, this plays better as a bitchy Heathers-go-to-college black comedy about ghastly kids being mean to each other than it as a horror film.

With its endless party-hearty babble, ridiculous whodunit plot, gruesome but brief death scenes, a few funny lines (nasty sister Leah Pipes steals the show) and a bizarre Carrie Fisher-with-a-shotgun cameo, it’s all slash and no stalk — a relentless series of payoffs without any build-up. A useful working definition of mindless entertainment, down to laughably gratuitous nudity, it only just scrapes a passing grade.


Verdict
Even the gratuitous nudity can't quite save a Heathers-goes-to-college horror that's undermined by a silly plot and clunky dialogue.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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tp://www.imdb.com/title/tt1232783/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1]Soro rity Rowlasher that luckily doesn`t take itself too serious. With that, it`s an hommage as well as an addition to the genre. All the characteristics of the modern slasher are present here as well, making it rediculous and over the top. Of course the characters are super cliché and it`s all way predictable but that doesn`t take anything away from the fun of watching it. Beautiful ladies, lots of gore and a cool ending. Nothing that... More

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Posted by TheGodfather at 20:41, 07 February 2014 | Report This Post


Sorority Row

Sorority Row,, what can i say, im a big fan of horror and this made me yawn, this is like many other horror films out there for example: I know what you did last summer, kind of thing. Its not original and frankly getting borring. ... More

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Posted by deppfanatic at 20:05, 20 February 2010 | Report This Post


Terrible

Sorority Row is basiclly a rip-off of other horror films, seen it all before and it's hardly scary at all. The deaths are very brief but bloody, why on earth was Carrie Fisher in it? and why were they are stiff and annoying? I managed to see it to the end, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who has seen these sort of movies before. ... More

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Posted by joanna likes films at 10:04, 23 January 2010 | Report This Post


Terrible

Sorority Row is basiclly a rip-off of other horror films, seen it all before and it's hardly scary at all. The deaths are very brief but bloody, why on earth was Carrie Fisher in it? and why were they are stiff and annoying? I managed to see it to the end, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who has seen these sort of movies before. ... More

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Posted by joanna likes films at 10:04, 23 January 2010 | Report This Post


Pointless

Kim's spot on with the review here. This is just another pointless remake with a woefully stupid plot and filled once again with wooden teens that you just don't give a shit about. ... More

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Posted by CIRVIRUS64 at 08:19, 09 October 2009 | Report This Post


Soroity Row

Me and my mate go to the cinema every week. Up until we saw this film the films we had already seen are briliant. This film however stop the line of great films that we had seen. First of all what the hell is Carrie Fisher doing dropping her standards and acting in this film. The women that should of played her role is easily without second thought is Linda Hamilton. This film should come under the catergory comedy because it certainly wasn't scary. The whole that i was watching this film i was ... More

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Posted by Watchmen at 13:22, 24 September 2009 | Report This Post


RE: Sorority Row

L: The REAL Bozz Disagree. If you love the genre then you will be in heaven with this ace flick. Check out Fangoria's review and some of the other genre sites. Newman wouldn't know a good genre flick these day's if it bit him on the arse. think Emp should move to a percentage based scoring system to solve this problem. For example, A score of approx. 70% = a mediocre film which passes time only. a good, recommended film you are a fan of the genre. ... More

Posted by spamandham at 15:06, 11 September 2009 | Report This Post


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L: Giles83 "Carrie Fisher-with-a-shotgun cameo" "laughably gratuitous nudity" SOLD! ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ What he said ... More

Posted by spamandham at 15:01, 11 September 2009 | Report This Post


"Carrie Fisher-with-a-shotgun cameo" "laughably gratuitous nudity" SOLD! ... More

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Posted by Giles83 at 12:59, 11 September 2009 | Report This Post


Hmmmmm/... Hmmmm.

The girls are all cute and sassy but maybe the film reveals it all.. Sisterssss,,,,, ... More

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Posted by kevinhayden13 at 05:12, 11 September 2009 | Report This Post


Hmmmmm/... Hmmmm.

The girls are all cute and sassy but maybe the film reveals it all.. Sisterssss,,,,, ... More

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Posted by kevinhayden13 at 05:12, 11 September 2009 | Report This Post


RE: Sorority Row

Disagree. If you love the genre then you will be in heaven with this ace flick. Check out Fangoria's review and some of the other genre sites. Newman wouldn't know a good genre flick these day's if it bit him on the arse. ... More

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Posted by The REAL Bozz at 17:56, 10 September 2009 | Report This Post



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