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A newly possessed cheerleader turns into a killer who specializes in offing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror?

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Nerdy reserved bookworm Needy, and arrogant, conceited cheerleader Jennifer are best friends, though they share little in common. They share even less in common when Jennifer mysteriously gains an appetite for human blood after a disastrous fire at a local bar. As Needy's male classmates are steadily killed off in gruesome attacks, the young girl must uncover the truth behind her friend's transformation and find a way to stop the bloodthirsty rampage before it reaches her own boyfriend Chip. Written by The Massie Twins

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She's evil... and not just high school evil.

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Comedy | Horror

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Rated R for sexuality, bloody violence, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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18 September 2009 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£736,535 (UK) (6 November 2009)

Gross:

$16,204,793 (USA) (20 November 2009)
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Trivia

There was no makeout scene between Needy and Jennifer in the original script. See more »

Goofs

When Jennifer is lighting her tongue with the lighter, her hair is front of her ear in distant shots, then behind her ear in the close-up. See more »

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Needy Lesnicky: [fist lines]
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Needy Lesnicky: [narrating] Everyday I get letters. I think I get more letters than Santa Clause, Zac Efron and Dr. Phil combined...
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Needy Lesnicky: I'm kinda the shit!
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References Angel Heart (1987) See more »

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Written by Mick Jones (as Michael L. Jones)
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Grossly mismarketed
20 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

The director, Cody Diablo, never meant for this to be categorized as a "horror" film, which is precisely what happened. This movie is a fine example of a dark comedy. The dialogue is very quotable, and, if you have a twisted sense of humour and enjoy sarcasm (as I do), you will enjoy this movie. The "scary" scenes aren't scary; there is a lot of over the top gore. Essentially, this movie mocks teen horror flicks. It plays off of the emo trend to create ironic humour, and the laughs come in when you least expect them. It also has a surprisingly respectable soundtrack. If you've yet to see this, I recommend it as a rental for a night in. You will be entertained. Please realize that this is a comic gem full of snark and wit, and don't expect to be frightened. Sit back and enjoy it for what it is; entertainment.


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