Eight unsuspecting high school seniors at a posh boarding school, who delight themselves on playing games of lies, come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth.
Tom returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine's night massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people. Instead of a homecoming, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders, and it seems like his old flame is the only one that believes he's innocent.
The murderous fisherman with a hook is back to once again stalk the two surviving teens, Julie and Ray, who had left him for dead, as well as cause even more murder and mayhem, this time at a posh island resort.
Jennifer Love Hewitt,
Freddie Prinze Jr.,
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The film received two nominations for Best Picture and Best Director at the Sitges Film Festival in Spain, Geoffrey Wright finally taking the prize. See more »
When the murderer is hacking down the front door with an ax, the door and its hinges change. In one shot the hinges are on the left (front view) and the door closes. The murderer then manages to hack through the door and the door swings open with hinges on both sides, opening like a swinging door from a western movie. See more »
The movie had to be re-cut five times in order to achieve an R-rating. Most significant cuts include:
Graphic sexual activity during the climactic orgy sequence;
The death of Annette (Clementine Ford); the originally scripted scene showed her having her throat slowly pushed onto a pane of glass. The scene was filmed and very brutal, done all in one graphic cut. However, it was later replaced with her character's head split open in the front door. That scene was still trimmed heavily; in unrated versions the top of her head erupts and a splash of blood flies across the doorjamb.
CHERRY FALLS is a way above average teen slasher flick. The targets of the slasher, as revealed on the DVD box, are virgins. What a dilemma the students, the faculty, and the parents face! A memorable scene occurs when the parents first learn the victim profile.
Surprisingly the high school of Cherry Falls has an abundant supply of targets. This of course provides plenty of room for black humor and sly satire regarding teen sexuality, and a very powerful...ahem...climax!
If the dialog was not written so skillfully, this film could have easily dissolved into flat one-liners, chasing, and slashing. Fortunately the writing is, for this genre, superb, with a fine ear for turn of the millennium teen speech, as well as parental angst.
Add to the fine writing an amazingly strong cast, from the veterans to the new comers, and you've got an entertaining mixture of fright and humor. Definitely worth a watch if you like this kind of film.
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