Maybe it’s the man’s man in me, but first and foremost this flick gets an A+ in the hottie department because most of the main chicks (as well as the countless party girls) were hella hot! There was lots of fantastic skin shots and naked flesh to be seen, despite not really giving up the ones I really wanted to see, but that’s okay because the scenery was worth it. There was also no shortage of the red stuff and surprisingly enough the kills were pretty decent (which has to count for something these days). Yeah, so it was another “the killer is everywhere” deal, but at least he was good at his job.
There were two big letdowns here; the first one’s painfully obvious being that this thing is an utter and complete rehash of I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER (nearly down to the letter), which hurts the film on the surface but for the most part didn’t ruin the ride. The second thing is what killed me (pun intended), and that of course was the revealing of the killer and the ridiculous reasoning behind it all which led to a loathsome ending that made me want to punch someone. And no, the even dumber cliff hanger didn’t help the situation. That said, I knew it wouldn’t end well so it softened the blow.
SORORITY ROW is a worthwhile piece of old school genre horror and like I said, I loved that. The cast played through it well enough and were a treasure trove of hotness for the eyes. I especially dug Briana Evigan (S.DARKO) but was amazingly let down by how “plain” Bruce Willis’ daughter looked up in here. But the icing on the cake for me was Carrie Fisher showing up as a bad ass, shot gun wielding, F-bomb throwing Mrs. Crenshaw. Her presence alone is worth the price of admission. The mood, tension and overall effects weren’t too shabby either (the house fire stood out), so if you can wrap your mind around the fact you’ve already seen this scenario play out before and we’re not exactly reinventing the wheel here, I’m sure you can appreciate this one for what it is. I did.
Sorority Secrets: Stories from the Set: The sexy cast of vixens explain their prank in greater detail and walk us through their “mean girl” personas. Mean or not, I’d love to hit one of their parties.
Killer 101: Director Steward Hendler gives us the low down on what it takes to be a lady killer these days. Too bad he’s writing checks his killer can’t cash.
Kill Switch: This wonderful feature fast-forwards through all the boring stuff and goes straight to the kills. It’s one hell of a highlight reel.
Deleted Scenes: A short seven minutes with nothing of interest save an alternate ending. It’s essentially the same thing, only a more “in your face” approach.
Outtakes: The funniest (and scariest) thing about these outtakes is finding out that some of these chicks aren’t overly bright.
Previews: There are a couple previews and a very odd Easter egg which can be found by pressing up at the title screen until a small picture of a shower appears.
Extra Tidbit: I'll never look at a tire iron the same way again.