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Saturday, 29 October 2016

CHERRY FALLS [2000]

Director Geoffrey Wright hops on board the teen slasher flick craze of it's time with the morbidly weird Cherry Falls.
It starts out a lot like Scream (scene set-ups, music and all), with a sleepy town high school going into a frenzy when a young couple is slaughtered but then things get strange when it's discovered the killer is only going after virgins.
The witty script gets lost under a film that appears Wright thought was a darker story than everybody else involved seemed to think.  The majority of the cast are pretty useless with the exception of Brittany Murphy and Jay Mohr who give it their all even when the film has no idea what it's trying to be.  It's sprinkled with all sorts of great potential throughout but unfortunately it never fully realizes it and seems like the studio heads wanted more of a paint-by-numbers slasher flick.

2½ teen orgies out of 5

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