Tragedy Girls


Preceded by the short film, Box.

Sadie (Brianna Hildebrand, Deadpool) and McKayla (Alexandra Shipp, Straight Outta Compton) are high school best friends. The two are also social media-obsessed partners in crime (self-titled “Tragedy Girls”), reporting on a deranged serial killer terrorizing their sleepy Midwestern town in the hope of gaining more than 15 minutes of online infamy.

Giddily postmodern … subtly disturbing … one of the freshest, funniest horror-comedies to emerge in Scream’s long wake.” – Andrew Barker, Variety

When things don’t move fast enough for the ruthlessly ambitious pair, they decide to take matters into their own hands, cooking up a dangerous plot involving the killer, Lowell (Kevin Durand, The Strain), and some murderous hijinks of their own. Now, with all of Twitter and Tumblr watching, the girls are suddenly crime scene reporters with front-row seats to the hottest slayings in town. As the bodies pile up and their crime blog goes viral and makes national news, the girls’ hunger for fame drives a wedge between them, all while the vicious Lowell develops a devious plan of his own.  Will the Tragedy Girls become the latest victims of their small-town murder-palooza?  A deliriously dark and anarchic horror/comedy in the killer vein of Heathers and Scream, Tragedy Girls is a nasty postmodern terror-fest that gives new meaning to the term “Click Bait.” (Dir. by Tyler MacIntyre, 2017, USA, 98 mins., Rated R)

Other Festival Appearances: SXSW; Fantasia

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Box is the story of a desperate woman trying to survive in the aftermath of the zombie apocalypse enters a house not knowing what’s waiting for her on the other side of the door. (Dir. by Kendall Brunson, 2017, USA, 7 mins., Not Rated)