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Cherry Falls (2000)

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In the small town of Cherry Falls, a psychotic murderer is killing off the virgins of the local high school.

Director:

Geoffrey Wright

Writer:

Ken Selden
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brittany Murphy ... Jody Marken
Jay Mohr ... Leonard Marliston
Michael Biehn ... Sherrif Brent Marken
Jesse Bradford ... Rod Harper (as Jesse Watrouse)
Candy Clark ... Marge Marken
Amanda Anka ... Deputy Mina
Joe Inscoe ... Tom Sisler
Gabriel Mann ... Kenny Ascott
Natalie Ramsey ... Sandy
Douglas Spain ... Mark
Bre Blair ... Stacy Twelfmann
Kristen Miller ... Cindy
Michael Weston ... Ben
Keram Malicki-Sánchez ... Timmy
Joannah Portman ... Sharon
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Storyline

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 <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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lose your innocence - or lose your life See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence/gore, teen sexuality, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Cherry Falls See more »

Filming Locations:

Dinwiddie, Virginia, USA See more »

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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Annette: You're a shit-sucking liar!
Dylan: It's better than a cock-sucking liar!
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Crazy Credits

Mike N. Schott - Boom Operator See more »

Alternate Versions

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.
  • Rod (Jesse Bradford)'s death had more blood.
  • Timmy (Keram Malicki-Sánchez)'s death was an on-screen kill that featured gruesome spurting blood.
  • A character's death involving a male character's throat being slashed open at the climatic orgy was nixed for time and MPAA constraints.
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Connections

References Scary Movie (2000) See more »

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Faceless
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In the mood for a fun, jumpy teen slasher flick?
28 January 2003 | by EdExtractSee all my reviews

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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