Blu-ray Review: Cherry Falls

Coming on the heels of the post-Scream slasher movie renaissance, director Geoffrey Wright’s 2000 effort Cherry Falls had a difficult journey to find an audience. Rejected for an R rating by the MPAA despite several rounds of cuts, the movie was unable to secure theatrical distribution and wound up premiering in an even more truncated form in the States on the USA Network in 2000 (it received a theatrical release overseas). Over the course of the next 15 years, though, the movie developed a well-deserved cult audience who recognized it for being one of the better slashers to come out of that second wave.

Someone is killing teenagers in Cherry Falls, Virginia. Sheriff Brent Marken (Michael Biehn) is desperate to catch the killer and protect his teenage daughter Jody (Brittany Murphy). She’s just broken up with her boyfriend (Gabriel Mann) and is feeling particularly vulnerable—even more so when she
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