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'Tragedy Girls' Toronto After Dark 2017 Review: A new horror-comedy cult classic is born

October 21, 2017Britany Murphy

Reminiscent of the 80s cult teen classic Heathers, Tragedy Girls strives to achieve that perfect, elusive combo of laughs, scares and outlandishness, with outrageously fun and deliciously twisted results that wind up being a total blast to watch.

High school BFFs Sadie (Brianna Hildebrand) and McKayla (Alexandra Shipp) have an unhealthy obsession with death, and the more grisly the demise, the better. Wishing to grow their social media brand — aptly dubbed @TragedyGirls — the duo manage to capture an on-the-loose serial killer (Kevin Durand), hoping to force him into imparting on them some wisdom about his methods. But when they become prolific killers themselves, not even they are prepared for the media sensation that follows. Can their friendship survive the carnage?

Marking his return to Toronto After Dark following 2015's Patchwork, director Tyler MacIntyre makes sure to include plenty of gory kills to satisfy genre fans. Coupled with the great performances from its cast, and there's no doubt that Tragedy Girls is well on its way to becoming a horror-comedy cult classic in its own right.

Tragedy Girls is receiving its Toronto premiere at Toronto After Dark 2017.

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