USA, 2017 (MIFF 2017, Night Shift)
Director: Tyler MacIntyre
'Tragedy Girls plays like a sweet story of a believable high school friendship between two girls who just happen to be sociopaths.' – Variety
Sadie and McKayla are the Tragedy Girls, two aspiring social media stars who will do absolutely anything to achieve fame. Their plan involves kidnapping a local serial killer, and forcing him to mentor them on how to commit murders that will gain national attention and turn them into legends. With a long list of potential victims ahead of them, Sadie and McKayla must figure out how to fit their killing spree in between cheerleading practice and the yearbook committee.
This darkly funny film follows in the tradition of Heathers and Scream, blending explicit gore with high comedy. From horror director Tyler MacIntyre and featuring a cast that includes Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse), Brianna Hildebrand (Deadpool), Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games), Craig Robinson (Hot Tub Time Machine) and Kevin Durand (Fruitvale Station), Tragedy Girls is a razor sharp film about what it really means to be internet famous.
'One of the freshest, funniest horror-comedies to emerge in Scream's long wake.' – Variety