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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rod Harper (as Jesse Watrouse)
Deputy Mina


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

25 August 2000 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Cherry Falls - Asesino de vírgenes  »

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Box Office


$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£241,171 (UK) (25 August 2000)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The films German title is "Sex oder stirb!" which translates to "Sex or Die!". In Mexico it was released as "Corre... no grites" which translates to "Run...Don't Scream". See more »


In the canteen the can of drink in front of the two girls changes from a regular Coca Cola to Diet Coke between shots. See more »


Students: Hail, Hail, Virgin high, drop your pants its fuck or die!
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Crazy Credits

In the Final Bits of Credit Under the Special Thanks, It Reads "no Virgins Were Harmed During the Making of This Motion Picture"? See more »


References Scary Movie (2000) 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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