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 Jordan on Letterboxd
Definitely the most fun I've had at the festival. For years we've been promised the next "Scream" or the new "Heathers". With Tragedy Girls you get BOTH.
★★★★½ review by Josh H on Letterboxd
Fantastic new horror. First genuine winner of sxsw for me
★★★★ review by Alyssa on Letterboxd
i can't believe they Death Proofed josh hutcherson!!!!! what an iconic callback!!!!!!
★★★★ review by Matt Donato on Letterboxd
Tragedy Girls is a wicked, womanly triumph. Hearts and smiley faces float from smartphones not only to reflect social media interactions, but to mirror our own approval of Tyler MacIntyre’s suburban gorefest. What’s not to love about underage killers who are obsessed with vanity, to the point where they’re fingered because McKayla has to wear her cutest shoes? Sadie is even brazen enough to rock a kitchen-knife earring in public, because that’s how these chicas roll (heads). Brianna Hildebrand and Alexandra Shipp turn their “Tragedy Girls” into a household horror name, ready to graduate towards a bigger brand of death. This was just step one – a splattery testament to outlandish genre violence and way-too-cool characters. You better not cheat us out of phase two, Mr. MacIntyre.
★★★★ review by MadVinnie22 on Letterboxd
Fast, original, clever, and gory as hell! This is a fun & twisted new take on the horror comedy, where two high school wannabe serial killers kidnap the local slasher in hopes of making him train them on the tricks of the trade. The film is filled with hilarious sequences as plan after plan continues to fail. The sequences with Josh Hutcherson were highlights for the crowd, and really highlighted some fun shifts in tone. There are a lot of quick jumps all over the place, but it works a ton more than it doesn’t. (some of the plot choices near the end were a bit ridiculous… but based on the subject matter ridiculous should be expected) A lot of credit has to go to the two leads who are both fantastic.
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