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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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Stewart Hendler

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Josh Stolberg (screenplay), Pete Goldfinger (screenplay) (as Peter Goldfinger) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Teri Andrez ... Bra-Clad Sister (as Teri Andrzejewski)
Adam Barrie ... Danny (as Adam Berry)
Megan Wolfley Megan Wolfley ... Trampoline Sister (as Megan Elizabeth Wolfley)
Robert Belushi ... Amazed Senior Guy (as Rob Belushi)
Marie Blanchard ... Over-It Sister
Briana Evigan ... Cassidy
Zack Garrett Zack Garrett ... Thwarted Guy (as Zachary Garrett)
Margo Harshman ... Chugs
Rumer Willis ... Ellie
Jamie Chung ... Claire
Leah Pipes ... Jessica
Audrina Patridge ... Megan
Matt O'Leary ... Garret
Julian Morris ... Andy
Debra Gordon ... Mrs. Tappan
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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

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They Share A Killer 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

House on Sorority Row See more »

Filming Locations:

Crafton, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,059,802, 13 September 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,956,207, 30 October 2009
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Producer Darrin Holender is the son of veteran film executive Irv Holender, who bought the assets of Edward L. Montoro's Film Ventures International (FVI) in 1985. FVI was the theatrical distributor of the original The House on Sorority Row (1983). See more »

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When the girls and Garrett are driving to the mineshaft Jessica says "Look at me" three times. The second time her mouth does not move. See more »

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Jessica: Friend me on Facebook, I'll totally confirm.
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References Black Christmas (2006) See more »

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Less like a remake, more like another slasher
3 August 2010 | by Cujo108See all my reviews

A group of sorority girls pull a cruel prank on the brother of one of their brethren. They wind up taking the prank too far, and it goes terribly awry when one of them is killed. Fearful for their futures, they decide to dump the body down an old shaft and keep what happened a secret. Time passes and it seems that they've gotten away with it, but a hooded killer shows up on the night of their graduation party to pick off those involved.

I am not the biggest remake fan. I outright skip many of them, though I'm not as vehement in my stance as I once was. In fact, a few have actually been catching my interest more and more as of late, the other most recent example being The Uninvited, a surprisingly well-done adaptation of a somewhat overrated Asian title. Then there is Sorority Row, which garnered my attention for two key reasons; A) I am an unapologetic slasher fan and B) Margo Harshman has a role in the film.

With that said, I really enjoyed Sorority Row. I did a double-bill with Whiteout, and thankfully I decided to watch this one second, as it washed away the foul taste of that nonsensical mess. For slasher fans like myself, Sorority Row had a feeling of "old school" to it. The storyline setup, the atmosphere, the wild sorority parties... it felt like old times. Old times that were witnessed via 80's slashers, of course. Some pretty inventive kills in here too, just like in the glory days of the slasher film. No repetitive Scream or IKWYDLS type kills. And really, if you're a slasher fan, the kills are half of the fun. I also have to say that I enjoyed the dialogue in this film. It was always spot-on with the wit, always funny in a dark humor sorta' way. I actually had the opposite reaction to the characters, as the girl playing Cassidy annoyed me. Her voice just grated on my nerves for some reason. The queen bitch was a joy to watch. I thought she was thoroughly amusing. As for Margo, she was stuck with the thankless role of the group slut, but she brought her own brand of deadpan humor to the part. Her lacking amount of screen time was my biggest disappointment with this movie.

All of that aside, the killer's reveal was also disappointing. The motivation just wasn't resonating with me, and some of the theatrics seemed too in line with the lame Scream brand of villains. Still, the rest of the film was so much fun, I can't help but recommend this to other slasher fans. If you like this kind of film, give it a chance. If you don't, well, I doubt you'd be reading this far anyway. It's a slasher film, plain and simple, and one I'd give the ol' slash of approval.


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