Sianoa Smit-McPhee (left) helps out Caitlin Stasey in bloody mess of a movie.
ALL CHEERLEADERS DIE (Lucky McKee, Chris Sivertson). 90 minutes. Opens Friday (June 6). For venues and times, see listings. Rating: N
All Cheerleaders Die is a bloody mess - and not in a good way.
After a cheerleader acquaintance dies in an accident, outsider Maddy (Caitlin Stasey) seeks vengeance on the dead girl's friends in the squad and football team. Maddy's plans go awry, however, when her clingy Wiccan ex-girlfriend (Sianoa Smit-McPhee) enters the scene and begins - how to put it? - getting her rocks off.
Directors Lucky McKee and Chris Siverston mix genres liberally and reference any number of campy high school flicks. But they have no idea how to construct a movie. Maddy's intentions are never clear - we don't even know if she liked her dead friend.
And while the young, nubile actors are attractive and up for anything, they're completely interchangeable, which makes it hard to care as they get picked off. Some plot developments are simply incomprehensible.
On the plus side, the blood looks pretty real.