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Actors: Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart, Julie Benz, Judy Greer, Ethan Erickson
Genres: Comedy, Mystery & Suspense
R     1999     1hr 27min

The \soc" queens of a high school accidentally kill one of their friends and attempt to cover it up. Genre: Feature Film-Comedy Rating: R Release Date: 23-MAR-2004 Media Type: DVD"""

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Actors: Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart, Julie Benz, Judy Greer, Ethan Erickson
Genres: Comedy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: School Days, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 06/22/1999
Original Release Date: 02/19/1999
Theatrical Release Date: 02/19/1999
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 27min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 12
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Subtitles: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Dale H. from CARTER LAKE, IA
Reviewed on 2/12/2011...
Interesting movie. Love the ending.
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Carrie T. (ctomaskie) from HAVRE, MT
Reviewed on 12/30/2010...
Hilarious teen movie about the popular girls accidentally killing the leader of their group....
0 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Yves S. (adkpirate) from KEESEVILLE, NY
Reviewed on 9/7/2008...
Funny movie. Although it says FS it has both FS and WS on it (double sided dvd)
2 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Jenn D. (hairstylist101) from OREGON CITY, OR
Reviewed on 12/28/2007...
0 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Not funny, but way entertaining
Kristy Marie | tampa, fl United States | 08/14/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie rocks!! So entertaining! best quote:Julie- our best friend is dead! do you have any idea what that means?Marcie- that your shoe in for prom queen?"
Deliciously creepy
faith star | slick rock, SC | 01/20/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Occasionally some brilliant movie makers slip in without fanfare what should become a classic in a genre critics love to hate. Critics probably didn't even have to watch this to decide to trash it, but if so they missed a real gem! Rose McGowan is a most tauntingly intirguing villain in a role she was born to play. And Rebecca Gayheart really shines as a major supporting character. Too bad she's so entrenched in TV acting and hence movies are mostly robbed of a wonderful talent. Were it not for the Academy's bias against this kind of movie, those two could have been shoo-ins for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.
Get yourself a video of this, avoid an excessively creepy night, don't eat to much, hold on to your chair and prepare to be thrilled!"
Delightfully Bad Flick, and That's a Good Thing!
C. Crockett | Indiana, USA | 02/06/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Most might look at this film and see it as a total bomb, but I see it as sinfully delightful in it's badness! It has a style and attitude all it's own within the overbearing genre aimed at teenage/20-somethings.

Quick Synopsis: The coolest girls in school, ruled by Courtney (the Queen Bee) decide to play a harmless prank on one of their girlfriends, Liz, for her birthday. Sadly, the prank turned tragic when it resulted in Liz's death -- an occurence that was accidentally witnessed by the nerdiest girl in school, Fern Mayo. Now Courtney and company must strike a deal with Fern (they give her a makeover and help her become beautiful and them) in order to keep her quiet.

This film has a dark comedy quality to it, much like the movie Heathers (THX Version) did. The characters have an odd and quirky manner of speaking, and it makes the dialogue somewhat broken and fascinating at the same time. Rose McGowan shines as the 'Satan-in-heels' Courtney Shayne. The wardrobe and filming sequences are captivating (as usual with teen flicks, there are plenty of slow motion hot chicks strutting down the school hallways). The music fits perfectly with each scene, and compliments the edgy attitude of the movie. can't help but notice that this movie is certainly not Oscar material. It's appeal is to a very general, young (I'd say about 15-25 age range) female audience. Men might be entertained briefly by it's gorgeous leading ladies in revealing clothing (honesly though, what high schoolers actually dress that way?), but their interest might quickly fade as the thin plot and bizarre story starts to unfold.

I have to say that I love this movie. It's fun and twisted at the same time, and even though it's never going to rank high on many "must see" movie lists, it will always have a place on mine.

Bottom line, watch it and enjoy it for the somewhat unique film it is...even if you end up thinking it was kind of bad."