Directed and written by Lucky McKee (May) and Chris Sivertson (I Know Who Killed Me) in 2001 — then remade in 2013 — All Cheerleaders Die is about the very dangerous world of cheerleading which takes its first victim early as one of the girls — the subject of a documentary — is killed when she isn’t caught in time.
Maddy, who was filming that documentary, joins the team and begins a series of machinations that leads to the accidental death of the entire team. Using magic, she brings them back to life and they begin getting their revenge.
What I liked about this movie is that it promises what guys have always gotten out of horror movies — attractive women being killed or doing the killing — but it subverts expectations and makes its viewers confront that very same objectification.
Plus, that moment in the woods, where the villainous Terry confronts the girls? That feels like real tension.
I kinda wish they’d make the teased sequel already.
You can watch this on Tubi.