CIFF 17 Review: Tragedy Girls

Tragedy Girls, a twist on the slasher genre following two death-obsessed teenage girls who use their online show about real-life tragedies to send their small mid-western town into a frenzy and cement their legacy as modern horror legends.

Destined to be a cult classic down the line, Tragedy Girls is the Heathers of our time as it follows two seniors in high school who are obsessed with technology, fashion, and oh yes, murder. What makes this film such an entertaining experience is how self aware it is of the “millennial” age. The portrayal of high school students is pretty accurate as we see the different groups of students throughout. A sick and twisted premise, Tragedy Girls manages to make the most of its runtime with campy kills and gut busting comedy.

The film features an impressive cast which is led by Brianna Hildebrand and Alexandra Shipp as the murder obsessed teens try to become social media stars. They both have distinct on screen charisma which makes them such likeable characters, even when they are causing madness throughout their town. Other cast members include Jack Quaid, Kevin Durand, Craig Robinson, and a rare Josh Hutcherson sighting. Regardless of the size of the role, each actor is able to bring a source of entertainment to the film thanks to them buying into this cynical comedy.

Tragedy Girls hits on all cylinder as the colorful horror comedy features an impressive script, an enticing ensemble, and a soundtrack full of catchy tunes that makes it an easy breezy watch. Here’s hoping movie fans gravitate towards this fun flick!

Rating: 8.5/10

 

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