Sorority Row – Review
This was a surprise! I went into this not expecting much, and found myself mildly entertained. Directed by Stewart Hendler, the man who brought us the much under-rated Whisper a couple of years back, Sorority Row is a fresh throwback to the simpler times of 80s and 90s slasher flics… and its got Carrie Fisher as a badass, gun toting sorority den mother. The story itself has a very “I Know What You Did Last Summer” kind of feel to it. A group of sorority sisters contribute to the accidental murder of one of their sisters, cover it up, and swear never to speak of it again. We’ve all seen this story done before, so there’s no points for originality. Where it does score fairly high is in execution. Competant directing, fairly good performances (for a genre piece like this), and a few good jump scares round out this very watchable and somewhat enjoyable slasher film. Of course Sorority Row is not devoid of its problems, but hey, how many slasher flics are? All the common flags are here, and not nearly enough plugs to cork all the plot holes, but if you’ve thrown this film into your DVD player… did you expect anything more? Sorority Row is fun… more fun than I’ve had in awhile with this kind of film. Lots of blood, a few creative killings, and of course the obligatory nudity… if you didn’t get that from the title… If you like slasher flics, this is definately worth picking up as a rental, even a purchase if you’re easily entertained.