Tragedy Girls (2017)
March 14, 2022 11:17 AM - Subscribe

Teenage crime reporters Sadie and McKayla are hot on the trail of a crazed serial killer. After capturing the maniac and holding him hostage, they soon realize that the best way to boost their social media stardom is to commit the murders themselves.

84% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Currently streaming in the US on Shudder, Hulu, Kanopy, Tubi, and IMDB.
posted by DirtyOldTown (9 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
This is arch, meta, sarcastic, snotty and mean-spirited. The protagonists are the slashers and they're not just killers, they're Heathers-level bitchy. It's really gonna rub some people the wrong way.

But if you can ride with its snarky influencer satire, it's funny as fuck.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 4:06 PM on March 14


Ideally, this should be in a double feature with Heathers.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:02 PM on March 14


I watched this a couple/ few years ago on the strength of Brianna Hildebrand.

Definitely recall it being a critique/ satire of the genre, and it was great fun. And the 'protagonists'' crazy eyes.
posted by porpoise at 7:27 PM on March 14 [1 favorite]


Brianna Hildebrand and Alexandra Shipp? (Like Hildebrand, Shipp was part of Fox's X-Men franchise pre-Disney.) And Jack Quaid, of both The Boys and Star Trek: Lower Decks? I gotta see this.
posted by Halloween Jack at 9:30 AM on March 15


Not to mention Kevin Durand, who will always in my heart be Fett from the Strain. Gotta rewatch that it was fantastically hilarious.
posted by miss-lapin at 12:23 PM on March 16 [1 favorite]


You might want to add Jack Quaid and Kevin Durand in the tags, please.
posted by miss-lapin at 12:24 PM on March 16


Huh--Durand was also in the FoX-verse as The Blob in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
posted by Halloween Jack at 8:13 AM on March 17 [1 favorite]


Fun Easter eggs with the names:
-Sadie Cunningham (Sean Cunningham directed the original Friday the 13th)
-McKayla Hooper (Tobe Hooper, director of Texas Chainsaw Massacre)
-Lowell Orson Lehmann (not only are his initials literally "LOL" but Michael Lehmann directed Heathers)
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:37 PM on March 17 [1 favorite]


I loved how MK said "Lowell" near the end when she was trying to control him.
posted by miss-lapin at 7:13 PM on March 17


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