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Cherry Falls (2000)

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In the small town of Cherry Falls a psychotic murderer is killing off the virgins of the local high school.

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A psychotic serial slasher starts a bloodthirsty murder rampage at Cherry Falls high school that only kills the local high school virgins. This leads to the local teenage population organising a sex party in order to lose their virginity and thus no longer be targets... Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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At Virgin High... it's put out or die. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence/gore, teen sexuality, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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25 August 2000 (UK)  »

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Cherry Falls - Asesino de vírgenes  »

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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£241,171 (UK) (25 August 2000)

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ESP 317,877,751 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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The films German title is 'Sex oder stirb!' meaning 'Sex or Die!' The bizarre title for the Mexico release was 'Corre... no grites' which translates to 'Run...Don't Scream'. See more »

Goofs

When Jody is talking to Leonard Iveston, the word Byron is wiped out on the board behind them in the close up shots. When the camera goes to the long angle where most of the classroom can be seen, Byron is chalked onto the board again. See more »

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Deputy Beau: This is my post; I just can't split!
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The closing credits roll down instead of up. See more »

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Referenced in Tuno negro (2001) See more »

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24 April 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

What can I say about Brittany Murphy? Without her this would be a very different film. She is one of those actors that indelibly stamps every movie she appears in. Sometimes she irritates me, but at other times - and this is one - I absolutely adore her.

That aside, this is a much better movie than you might expect, given the absolutely dreadful plot. The cast is excellent, the film is beautifully shot, and it all moves along at a nice pace. I was never quite sure if I was watching a comedy or a slasher, or more specifically if the funny bits were actually meant to be funny. Having watched it again, I now realise it was done with tongue very firmly in cheek. That said, it still has some genuinely scary moments but they're just icing, rather than cake.

There is a certain genre (teen/shock/comedy) that Hollywood seems to do really well at recently, and this is another example. A fine cast, good balance of comedy and thrills, just enough gore to keep you satisfied. It's a formula that works well, and a tribute to the artists that freshness is maintained.

My advice is ignore the plot, and revel in the humour and artistry. This was never intended to be a cult horror film. It is a fun movie, and should be judged according to entertainment value. It's a film to easily amuse when you don't have the energy or enthusiasm for life's drudgery. And if you're a Murphy fan, don't miss it.

UPDATE: Following the sad passing of the young lady who since I wrote the above, went on to become my favourite actress ever, I urge you to watch this movie if you haven't already. Brittany Murphy is simply irreplaceable as a person and as an actress. She never got the credits she deserved in life, so I hope Heaven treats her well. There will never be another like her.


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