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Sarcastic Sorority Slash Fest
We've been down this road several times before. There's a prank that goes horribly wrong where a sorority girl dies and it's up to her sorority sisters to cover it up. After a passage of time, they begin to get threats suggesting that someone knows what they did and, soon after that, they begin dying one by one. It's more or less the same plot as the original House on Sorority Row.
Sorority Row, obviously, updates this story to the modern age complete with camera phones and text messages and all that jazz, but the sorority girls themselves have gotten quite a makeover themselves. In fact, they're the most interesting part of this film and it seems as if the filmmakers would much rather hang around them shooting the breeze and calling one another out than they would filming interesting sequences of suspense or creative death scenes. It leaves the horror aspect feeling a bit underthought and lacking a lot of visceral thrills, but this approach does supply a handful of genuine chuckles throughout and it's never boring.
Had the filmmakers modulated the film a little more into the comedy zone, Sorority Row might have made for a solid comedic parody of sorority slasher movies, but it still wants to have it's tongue in cheek humor and be taken seriously when it works harder to supply the laughs than the chills.
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