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Sorority Row (2009)

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A group of sorority sisters try to cover up the death of their house-sister after a prank gone wrong, only to be stalked by a serial killer.

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Bra-Clad Sister (as Teri Andrzejewski)
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Danny (as Adam Berry)
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Trampoline Sister (as Megan Elizabeth Wolfley)
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Amazed Senior Guy (as Rob Belushi)
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Over-It Sister
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Thwarted Guy (as Zachary Garrett)
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"Sorority Row" sees a group of sorority sisters try to cover up the death of their house-sister after a prank gone wrong, only to be stalked by a serial killer. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The Sisters of Theta Pi Are Dying To Keep a Secret. See more »

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Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, language, some sexuality/nudity and partying | See all certifications »

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11 September 2009 (USA)  »

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House on Sorority Row  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£782,693 (UK) (11 September 2009)

Gross:

$11,956,207 (USA) (30 October 2009)
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Trivia

The name of the fictitious college in the film is called Rosman University. It is named after Mark Rosman who directed the original film in 1983. See more »

Goofs

When Jessica is killed her eyes are open. When the shot pans out her eyes are closed. Then when the killer removes the tire iron from her mouth her eyes are open again. See more »

Quotes

Jessica: [after finding Megan dead in the shower] Ewww, she looks horrible!
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The Summit Entertainment logo is tinted a light red which then descends through a series of outlined tree branches See more »

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References The Shining (1980) See more »

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Petit Pays
Written by Fernando Da Cruz
Performed by Cesária Évora (as Cesaria Evora)
Courtesy of Lusafrica and Sony Music Entertainment (France) S.A.
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Surprisingly fun slasher flick and a decent remake.
12 September 2009 | by (Brentwood, USA) – See all my reviews

When a prank goes awry, a group of sorority sisters are left with a dead body on their hands. They cover up the accidental murder, but on graduation night someone begins to brutally kill everyone involved in the deadly prank.

Admittedly I went into Sorority Row with low expectations because I've always had a soft spot for the original House on Sorority Row (1983) and I feared that this would be another weak insulting remake, i.e. Black Christmas 2006 or Prom Night 2008. However I found myself rather entertained by this polished and energetic remake, it was an engaging ride all the way. Sorority Row has a typical slasher film setup, some hokey dialog, and the usual MTV-style direction, but it manages to build some good suspense and action throughout its interesting plot. Also it has some effectively funny moments of dark humor. In addition there's some flashes of nudity thrown in along with some inventive and bloody murder scenes.

Cast-wise the actors are adequate enough though their characters are typically paper-thin. The biggest standout is definitely Carrie Fisher as the amusingly tough housemother Mrs. Crenshaw. She deserved more screen time.

Over all Sorority Row is a fun slasher guilty pleasure that thankfully doesn't tarnish the memory of a horror classic. It's a worth-wild watch for horror fans, especially if you don't take it too seriously.

** 1/2 out of ****


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