Social Media meets Sociopaths in first ‘Tragedy Girls’ Trailer
Welcome to sociopath-media
If the Tragedy Girls lived in the “Mean Girls” universe, they would have been driving the bus that ran-over Regina George. Gunpowder & Sky released the first movie trailer for “Tragedy Girls” girls today, a dark-humor horror-thriller hitting theaters later this fall. The studio calls the film “a hilarious new spin on the horror genre, featuring biting satire about social media stardom”. The studio added, “it’s like a modern-day Clueless (if Cher and Tai murdered people)”.
You probably recognize the deadly duo in the trailer, they are Brianna Hildebrand (Deadpool) and Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse). They will be taking the titular roles of social psychopaths, who start killing people to get famous. The film also features Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games) and Craig Robinson (This Is The End), who is also a producer on the film. You will also find Kevin Durand, Jack Quaid, Timothy V. Murphy, Nicky Whelan, Austin Abrams, Kerry Rhodes, and Mary Carmen Lopez. You can watch the trailer below, featuring the song “Always Forever” by Cults.
The film follows BFFs Sadie and McKayla, who are on a mission to boost their social media fandom as amateur crime reporters hot on the trail of a deranged local serial killer. After they manage to capture the killer and secretly hold him hostage, they realize the best way to up get scoops on future victims would be to, you know, murder people themselves. As the @TragedyGirls become an overnight sensation and panic grips their small town, they will have to see if their friendship can survive the strain of national stardom. Of course they also have to worry about getting caught. The film was directed by Tyler MacIntyre, who wrote the script with Chris Lee Hill. The film is based on a screenplay written by Justin Olson.
If you need to set a reminder, the film will open on October 20, 2017. But if you like this drama, nothing beats the 1989 hit “Heathers,” which you can stream on Amazon, with Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, and Shannen Doherty.