The film follows a girl named Madison Penrose, spoiled throughout her life to the extent that she convinces her parents to re-open Rollerdome for her Sweet 16. Obviously, the Rollerdome once closed because a series of brutal murders took place at the locale, and, of course, the killer comes back to wreak havoc during her party. Written by
In an early draft of the script, there was to be a a construction worker working on The Rollerdome who would eventually get decapitated. Later during Lily's chase scene, she would discover his decapitated head next to a dumpster. This was ultimately dropped due to the amount of unnecessary characters. See more »
In the library scene after Madison says "Then we'll just have to show Skye that some boys are out of her league" Chloe starts to smile then when it cuts to the next shot Chloe smiles again. See more »
That was sweet.
Yeah, well, Kevin makes it easy.
[There's a silence between them. Brigg clears his throat]
Well, see you later.
[Halfway up the stairs, she turns around and comes back down to him]
You're in Mr. Neely's Bio class, right? Um, did you finish the lab?
[She just stares at him]
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The trick to making a good slasher movie, is when the filmmakers create characters that you can really hate, so much so that you can enjoy seeing someones head get beaten in with a fire extinguisher. Maybe that is an irresponsible comment considering the characters ages, but this has been the formula for this genre since the original "Halloween" was unleashed in the 70's. "Sweet 16" is filmed with a surprising amount of style, using garish, saturated colors and violent murders accompanied by pulsating music, perhaps a bit of a tribute to Dario Argento's horror masterpiece "Suspiria." In fact it is pretty obvious that the creators of this film are classic horror fans themselves. The story is traditional: a pretty, but very nasty girl gathers her classmates together in a roller rink/nightclub to celebrate her sweet 16, thus lining up her mates for the massacre to come. There is the outcast girl that most viewers will root for to live. In the classic sense this one is a real morality tale; everyone seems to get butchered directly after they do something "bad." A few unexpected plot developments here, not to mention an ending that is a nice tribute to the original "Carrie," and wraps up nicely. Similar to a film called "Prom Night" from a couple years ago, however this one is a masterpiece compared to that lame, awful film! Some other people commented that "Sweet 16" wasn't that graphically violent, but the original "Halloween" wasn't graphic either, and that is considered a classic today. Recommended for slasher fans...
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