Tragedy Girls (2017) - Review
What's up guys and ghouls Johnny Deadly here I just wanted to talk about a film I saw recently called Tragedy Girls that I enjoyed so much I wanted to open out to you guys and have a chat about it. Before I go on I have to give a shout out to our main man Rotty P for the recommendation as this had somehow gone under my radar.
A little insight into me quickly. There are three things you'll ever need to know to get on with Johnny Deadly. He likes his women cold, his whiskeys hot and he is quite partial to a good horror comedy. Tragedy girls deliver perfectly in two of these points... There were no hot whiskeys in this production that I know of but I can deal with that and move on.
Tragedy Girls is a 2017 American comedy horror film directed by Tyler MacIntyre and written by Chris Lee Hill and Tyler MacIntyre. The film stars Alexandra Shipp, Brianna Hildebrand, Josh Hutcherson, Craig Robinson, Kevin Durand and Jack Quaid. It takes a hilarious twist on the slasher genre and follows Sadie (Brianna Hildebrand) and McKayla (Alexandra Shipp) two death-obsessed teens who use their online show about real-life tragedies as an outlet to send their little mid-western town into a mayhem, and pave their way to the title of modern day social media horror legends.
I have to say this was one hell of an entertaining movie. Where a lot of other mix genre movies fail us they don't know what exactly they are going into the project. Are they a horror with little splashes of humor for a bit of levity from the harshness of the overall story or are they balls to the wall comedy with the storyline happening to be horror based or lastly the little sweet spot in between.
Tragedy girls do not suffer from this issue, however. This is an intelligent and very well thought out straight up slasher movie and the comedy element comes from the cynicism, self-involvement and frankly straight up mentalness (I know it’s not a word) of the modern-day teenager. This coupled with how blase Sadie and McKayla are towards death, murder and body disposal in general makes for a winning combination.
The two leading ladies carried off their characters perfectly with a real believable friendship of blood being delivered on the screen. There was this entertaining mixture of Romy and Michelle's high school reunion meets Natural born killers vibe to this deadly duos friendship.
Everything flowed seamlessly in this film. There is some real breathtaking cinematography throughout which work in perfect harmony with the soundtrack and score that really elevated a lot of the scenes to another level. Lastly, I feel I should mention that these two ladies are fine examples of women in Horror. They had the entirety of town eating out of their hand from start to finish. Where Billy and Stu from scream started off and failed these girls continued and successfully completed their goals due to sheer cunning, some good tuition and some balls to the wall attitude.
Now gorecasters, I did have an ulterior motive for busting out this woman in Horror themed review. Over on this awesome little horror community called Horror Amino, we will be holding it's first ever live podcast and women in Horror is the theme. Presented by one of the apps leaders Buzz and co-hosted by myself we have a cool panel lined up to discuss all about women in Horror.
You can download the app in the play store or iTunes for free. So come join us, use this link to bring you directly to the podcast http://aminoapps.com/p/67xfcgx this Saturday, June 2nd 1 pm EST/ 6 pm GMT