Sorority Row

Sorority Row

4.5 4
Director: Stewart Hendler

Cast: Stewart Hendler, Briana Evigan, Leah Pipes, Rumer Willis

     
 

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A sorority prank gone wrong leads to a bloody murder spree in this slasher film featuring Rumer Willis, Audrina Patridge, and Carrie Fisher. It was supposed to be a practical joke, but no one was laughing after a girl in the prime of her life had been accidentally murdered.See more details below

Overview

A sorority prank gone wrong leads to a bloody murder spree in this slasher film featuring Rumer Willis, Audrina Patridge, and Carrie Fisher. It was supposed to be a practical joke, but no one was laughing after a girl in the prime of her life had been accidentally murdered. Desperate to go on with their lives and avoid taking responsibility for their actions, the surviving sisters and their male accomplice agree to dump the body and never speak of the incident again. Just after graduation, however, a mysterious killer begins stalking everyone who harbors the bloody secret, leading the survivors to fight for their lives against a masked maniac with a deadly modus operandi.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
As a conventional slasher, this update on the original 1983 House on Sorority Row scores fairly big points for its impressive kills, yet it's brought down by the same kind of weak finale that has plagued many of its post-'90s horrific whodunit peers. Since the release of Scream, the slasher genre has leaned heavily upon the hook of "who is the killer?" A rather delicious concept if done right, it can lead to a mindbender of a good time. Sadly, when this sort of 10 Little Indians plot goes sour, audiences get stuck with lame old men killers (à la I Know What You Did Last Summer) or main characters who suddenly turn evil at the end, only to be overshadowed by their more frightening costumed selves from the first two acts of the film (My Bloody Valentine 3D). Many times, the poorly structured "reveal" comes complete with a James Bond villain speech about why they did what they did, eating up precious screen time at a point when viewers would rather be amped up than talked at. Thankfully, Sorority Row will still appeal to genre enthusiasts and the young crowd alike, thanks to its taste for bloody scares, T & A, and an above-the-line sense of style that should surprise most viewers. The story follows the same general outline as its predecessor: a group of sorority sisters pull a prank that ends tragically with a murderous mistake, which only serves to haunt them later on when a vengeful killer comes knockin' on their doors. The ensemble of gal pals is made up of typical stereotypes, toplined by the mean prima donna (Leah Pipes), the follower (Jamie Chung), the nerd (Rumer Willis), the slut (Margo Harshman), and Cassidy (Briana Evigan), whose trueness of heart makes her this slasher film's "final girl." The group's dynamics are easy to respond to, as each one plays her role to a T, though it's the look of the film and its tire-iron-wielding killer that really steal the show. Right off the bat, the picture impresses with a faux one-take shot as the audience is taken on a tour of the sorority house during a raucous party. With this opening, it's evident that director Stewart Hendler has a bit more up his sleeve than his lesser contemporaries. As the film moves on, the director displays a talent for taking an extra stylish step more than one would normally expect. Additionally, once the murders begin, the fright scenes have the right mix of swiftness, gore, and tension to make viewers sit up in their seats and relish what's coming next. Sadly, as the movie draws on, its cookie-cutter underpinnings shine through, making everything in the film seem old hat once the identity of the killer is revealed. That said, fans of the original will get a kick out of the shout-out to the first killer's weapon, just as they'll most likely enjoy Carrie Fisher's brief scenes, one of which involves her unloading a shotgun at the hooded maniac. Audience reactions will essentially depend on how much they enjoy the standard slasher mold, which Sorority Row most definitely fits into, even if it goes the extra mile in its slick presentation.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/23/2010
UPC:
0025192049811
Original Release:
2009
Rating:
R
Source:
Summit Inc/Lionsgate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:41:00
Sales rank:
34,476

Special Features

Sorority Secrets: Stories from the Set; Killer 101 + Kill Switch; Deleted scenes; Outtakes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Briana Evigan Actor,Cassidy
Leah Pipes Actor,Jessica
Rumer Willis Actor,Ellie,Ellie - The Screamer
Jamie Chung Actor,Claire
Audrina Patridge Actor,Megan
Carrie Fisher Actor,Mrs. Crenshaw
Julian Morris Andy,Actor
Margo Harshman Chugs,Actor
Matt Lanter Kyle,Actor
Rick Applegate Senator Pitts
Caroline D'Amore Maggie
Nicole Moore Joanna
Deja Kreutzberg Riley
Adam Berry Danny
Maxx Hennard Mickey
Matt O'Leary Garret
Ken Bolden Dr. Rosenberg
Natalia Dove Bucky
Debra Gordon Mrs. Tappan
Melissa Lukon Slutty Sister
Justine Wachsberger Sarcastic Sister,Actor
Joanna Waldsmith Ditzy Sister
Ashtin Petrella Already Drunk Sister
Megan Elizabeth Wolfley Trampoline Sister
Marie Blanchard Over-It Sister
Teri Andrzejewski Bra-Clad Sister

Technical Credits
Stewart Hendler Director
Bill Bannerman Co-producer,Executive Producer
Jay Boberg Executive Producer
Joanna Colbert Casting
Gino Crognale Makeup Special Effects
Pete Goldfinger Screenwriter
Elliot Greenberg Editor
Darin Holender Producer
Julianne Jordan Musical Direction/Supervision
Mike Karz Producer
Richard Mento Casting
Hal Olofsson Asst. Director
Lucian Piane Score Composer
Josie Rosen Executive Producer
Mark Rosman Executive Producer
Ken Seng Cinematographer
Josh Stolberg Screenwriter
Philip Toolin Production Designer
Marian Moon Toy Costumes/Costume Designer
Elise G. Viola Art Director
Kiesha Lalama White Choreography

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Sorority Row
1. I Love You Because [8:00]
2. You're Dead Dummy [5:08]
3. Secrecy and Solidarity [7:41]
4. Graduation [5:27]
5. Find Me on Facebook, I'll Totally Confirm [7:05]
6. Cheers Slut [5:35]
7. Senior Bathroom [7:04]
8. Orange Jumpsuits for All of Us [4:01]
9. Show a Little Skin, You're In [5:18]
10. A String of Bad Choices [4:48]
11. I Would Know Those Ugly Ass Shoes Anywhere [4:23]
12. Take That You Freak Show [4:13]
13. Because I Am Dead [5:45]
14. What? I Tried to Warn Her [1:14]
15. Please God, Don't Let Me Get Killed [4:55]
16. I'm Feeling a Little Under Appreciated [4:56]
17. Sisters Till the End [5:09]
18. Theta Pi Says Good-Bye [4:31]

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