Sorority Row

Sorority Row

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Director: Stewart Hendler

Cast: 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.

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.

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:
34,673

Special Features

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

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Briana Evigan Cassidy
Leah Pipes Jessica
Rumer Willis Ellie
Jamie Chung Claire
Audrina Patridge Megan
Carrie Fisher Mrs. Crenshaw
Julian Morris Andy
Margo Harshman Chugs
Matt Lanter Kyle
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
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
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

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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Sorority Row 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Bartsimpson More than 1 year ago
After seeing so many previews for this movie i decided to buy it. The first time i viewed it i thought that the plot was great, i mean who really suspects sorority girls for killing another theta. They decide to keep it a huge secret, you know what they say, trust,honor,respect,secrecy, and solidarity. I think that the writers of this movie were brilliant in all the action and death scenes. The weapon was new and creative, and the idea of sorority girls getting what they deserve drives me crazy. since the death of their beloved sorority sister meggan, one by one the sisters are hacked up by a mysterious hooded psycopathic killer. My favorite death scene would have to be when chugs, being free wiling and beer/wine crazy, gets a bottle of wine shoved down her throat, now i dont know about the rest of you who has seen the movie sorority row agrees with me, i mean come on, HOT sorority girls getting killed every five-fifteen minutes in the movie is crazy. Overall i truly love this movie beacause its more life like, or should i say bound to happen in a situation like theirs, compared to some other horror movies such as a nightmare on elm street, come on get real who has the kind of power to physically hurt you in your dreams, with the exception of sleep walking. Anyways lets get back to sorority row, If i had a choise to make a sequal i wouldnt, beacuse the first one is and always will be the better version(to me). Lets hope that they dont make a second one. Next i want to discuss the music in this movie. The song that i like best would have to be emergency by aimie allen, the sorority row version of course. I like how the writers mixed up the original lyrics to make their own very creative version for sorority row, in my mind that song is best fit for the ending credits in the movie.
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