Directed by Tyler MacIntyre
Following two death-obsessed teenage girls who use their online show about real-life tragedies to send their small Midwestern town into a frenzy and cement their legacy as modern horror legends.
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★★★★ review by Jenni on Letterboxd
The opening film of Popcorn Frights Film Festival 2017, and I couldn't be happier. A fresh take on the horror-comedy slasher. Strong female friendships! Great costumes! On the nose jokes, in a way that I appreciated!
The leads are fabulous and all the characters are pretty likeable? Even the ancillary ones. Also I'm in love with Alexandra Shipp and want her in every movie okay? Thanks
★★★½ review by Aaron Hendrix on Letterboxd
What is perhaps most impressive, though, about Tragedy Girls is how well the cast manages to tread the fine line between caricature and pathos. Each of the characters, whether murderer or murder victim, feels just likable enough to endear themselves to the audience, without ever endearing themselves enough that we can’t enjoy their eventual gory demise.
You can read my full review soon at Talk Film Society in a few days.
But, this one is wonderful. Starts out seeming like a simple subversion of horror tropes and then cracks that wide open and has lots of fun with it. This is one of my favorites of the year.
★★★½ review by Michael Gannaway / Hucksta G on Letterboxd
A bit of fun light entertainment. A few good laughs in there.
★★★★ review by Liam Fitzgibbon on Letterboxd
A twisted, ironic, often hilarious story of real friendship between psychopaths. Scream's true spiritual successor.
★★★½ review by Steve Austin on Letterboxd
NZIFF Film #21
An excellent reinvention of the slasher/serial killer genre that has heaps of pace, good gore and plenty of charm.
The wheels almost fall off a couple of times from a bit of resistance to the obvious trope references, but it's all so gleeful you can't help but be swept along by its wonky logic.
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