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Chastity Bites (2013)

TV-MA | | Comedy , Horror | 2013 (USA)
In the early 1600's, Countess Elizabeth Bathory slaughtered more than 600 young women, believing if she bathed in the blood of virgins that she would stay young and beautiful forever. Still... See full summary »

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John V. Knowles
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Credited cast:
Allison Scagliotti ... Leah
Francia Raisa ... Katharine
Louise Griffiths ... Liz Batho / Elizabeth Bathory
Eduardo Rioseco ... Paul
Chloë Crampton ... Kelly
Amy Okuda ... Ashley
Sarah Stouffer ... Britney
Lindsey Morgan ... Noemi
Laura Niemi ... Jillian
Diana Chiritescu ... Ilona
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nathlye Abraham Nathlye Abraham ... High School Student
Melvin Abston ... Louie
Samantha Acampora Samantha Acampora ... Goth High School Student
Nidal Adam Nidal Adam ... High School Student (as Nidal)
Danielle Adams Danielle Adams ... High School Student
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In the early 1600's, Countess Elizabeth Bathory slaughtered more than 600 young women, believing if she bathed in the blood of virgins that she would stay young and beautiful forever. Still alive today, she's found a perfect hunting ground for her 'botox' as an abstinence educator in conservative America, and the young ladies of San Griento High are poised to be her next victims. But will her unholy ritual finally be stopped by Leah Ratliff, a feminist blogger and ambitious reporter for the school paper? Written by Lotti Pharriss Knowles

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Who says the virgin always lives 'til the end?

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Comedy | Horror

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English

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2013 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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In the opening high school scene, Katharine (Franca Raisa) is reading a book titled "Dusk", a spoof of the "Twilight" series. The cover depicts a hand holding up a blood red cherry, which was an in-joke about the themes of virginity and sexuality in the movie. See more »

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Liz Batho: And now, it is time to complete these black rites as the midnight hour draws near. I make this unholy sacrifice of Alban Elved to the prince of darkness. Dark lord, restore my youth and beauty, and I will continue to serve only you... forever!
Leah: Not so fast, you eurotrash hell whore.
Katharine: Leah!
Liz Batho: Leah. You little brat. I knew you'd make an appearance here tonight, just as your ancestor did on this night, so many moons ago.
Leah: What does that mean?
Liz Batho: I knew I recognized your bloodline the moment I saw you, ...
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Referenced in The 50 Best Horror Movies You've Never Seen (2014) See more »

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All Your Gravity
Written by Bay Dariz and Ambre Leigh / (ASCAP)
Performed by Some Hear Explosions
Courtesy of LORD BARONESS Music (ASCAP) and Bambre Music (ASCAP)
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Probably should have been better than it is
16 June 2017 | by bowmanblueSee all my reviews

Even since the original 'Scream' film back in 1997, it's been popular for horror films to kind of parody themselves and point out their own clichés while satirising the genre. Sometimes it works well, as in 'Cabin in the Woods' while other times it kind of falls a bit flat. Here, in 'Chastity Bites,' it sadly falls into the latter. We open in a high school where a clique of (stereotypical, if you've seen any teen movie ever – horror, or otherwise) 'popular' girls rules the class with their status and, of course, shallowness. The two – equally clichéd – unpopular girls (who dress conservatively and don't want to jump into bed with the first high school jock who takes off his football helmet) walk around discussing poetry, philosophy and generally do their best to show us – the audience – how downtrodden and relatable they are. Then a – clichéd British – villain comes along in the form of a woman who teaches the virtues of chastity to the young, who wants spokespeople to promote her cause. Naturally, the vacuous 'popular' bimbos all sign up (despite their blatant lack of respect for the rules). However, we quickly discover that this woman has a darker motive and wants to suck the souls of the young (or something). She's a baddie – that's all you need to know and it's up to the unpopular duo to 'out' her terrible scheme.

So, it's a kind of 'teenagers versus evil' kind of affair and, like I say, it kind of knows it's a bit dumb and does its best to play up to that fact so that it never takes itself too seriously. It does this by attempting to satirise today's obsession with beauty and social standing among teens (and in some cases adults!). This could work, but sadly it's just not 'fresh' enough to really say anything new or in a different way than we've already seen before (and better). Allison Scagliotti (most famous for her awesomely cool performance as 'Claudia' in 'Warehouse 13') is the lead and she does her best to use her natural quirky charm to good effect. However, the script just isn't up to her talent and the jokes start to fall flat while the whole thing descends into predictability.

It may be a young adult horror/comedy, but it's not really funny enough to be a straight out comedy and there isn't enough gore to really make it that bloodthirsty. They even try to throw in one of the most forced love interest sub-plots ever seen in cinema. The male love interest only occupies a few scenes of screen time and could have been done away with all together and you'd never notice.

You know a film is getting desperate when you see all the visual promotional advertising surrounding the film depicts shots of girls in short 'fantasy' schoolgirl costumes. I can promise you nothing like this ever appears in the film itself! All together it's just a missed opportunity to say something worthwhile about a facet of popular culture than needs a bit of mainstream debunking. Avoid. You won't miss much. Sorry Allison – you were brilliant in 'Warehouse 13.'


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