If you listened to HORROR NEWS RADIO which is of course our official podcast here at HNN then you are already aware of ALL CHEERLEADERS DIE as Robert Kurtzman discussed his involvement in this Lucky McKee directed high school horror film. Early word out of the Toronto International Film Fest is that this one is red hot so the news that IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT has picked it up is great news indeed for all us horror fans waiting to behold it.
The film stars Caitlin Stasey, Sianoa Smit-McPhee and Tom Williamson and as I mentioned above was written by Lucky McKee along with Chris Silverston.
The following synopsis is from the TIFF website and was used to announce the showing at the festival:
Maddy (Caitlin Stasey) is a rebel and outsider at Blackfoot High, dead set on bringing down the clique of too-cool cheerleaders who rule the school. When Maddy turns up at tryouts to infiltrate their squad, you might think that you know where this film is going. But after things turn ugly at a bush party and Maddy’s wiccan ex-girlfriend Leena (Sianoa Smit-McPhee) interferes in her plot, Maddy, Leena and the whole pom-pom-wielding posse must become unlikely allies in a supernatural showdown against the boys, led by Terry (Tom Williamson), the captain of the football team.
Taking the high school clique dynamics from Heathers and injecting them with a healthy dose of phantasmagorical hijinks, All Cheerleaders Die starts out seemingly as a teen-revenge tale, but takes a series of increasingly unexpected and otherworldly twists, turning every genre convention upside down.
Basing All Cheerleaders Die on their own shot-on-video sophomore effort from 2001, directors Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson, who have since then forged successful independent careers, reteam to remake this grander version of their fresh, original story.
We are looking for an early 2014 release and it’s being announced it will be a theatrical release. Keep it tuned, I’ll update you as needed.
Synopsis source: TIFF