United States, Canada, 96', vo ENG, sub FRA, 16 Year
Cast: Alexandra Shipp, Josh Hutcherson, Brianna Hildebrand
McKayla and Sadie are best friends, which is no
wonder, since both are obsessed with social networks and dream of becoming
Internet celebrities. Their plan is a bit unusual though: to create the buzz,
they kidnap a serial killer and force him to teach them how to murder people so
that they can become famous in their own right. Why look for information when
you can create it?
By dissecting the Internet culture, Tragedy
Girls is somewhere between satire and mad horror. The two young actresses
(Alexandra Shipp and Brianna Hildebrand, both seen in Marvel movies – X-Men:
Apocalypse for the former and Deadpool for the latter) play delightful characters that subvert the
codes of the slasher genre. Tyler MacIntyre’s film is a pop and colourful psychotic
experience, and immensely pleasurable meta-comedy.
Canadian filmmaker Tyler MacIntyre has had a long academic career in films and
psychology, including a Masters in Media Production from Ryerson University, and
a Masters in Editing from the American Film Institute. He has worked on
multiple projects in Canada and the US, mostly as a director, writer and editor.
Being a bit of an expert in the horror comedy genre, his previous film, Patchwork
(2015), was deemed noteworthy in several festivals worldwide.
2015 – Patchwork
2007 – Flicker
2005 – Whiskey Jacks
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