Everyone out there is desperate to boost their public profile on social media. Why else is anyone on these platforms? Now here comes the horror-comedy hybrid Tragedy Girls, which looks to be a demented blend of slasher scares and social media savaging. Alexandra Shipp and Brianna Hildebrand star as two young women desperate to gather a devoted following to their social media pages and inadvertently discover that murder is the best way to gather more attention.
Based upon the trailer for Tyler MacIntyre‘s film, Tragedy Girls looks to be a mixture of Heathers and Ingrid Goes West, a combination that looks devilishly appealing. As we see in various social media meltdowns, there’s a dark side to this interconnected life and there’s ample room for gory comedy based upon the solipsism that these apps can bring out in people.
Co-starring with Shipp and Hildebrand are The Hunger Games‘ Josh Hutcherson and the venerable comedic presence of Craig Robinson alongside Kevin Durand, Jack Quaid, Timothy V. Murphy, Nicky Whelan, and Austin Abrams.
The bodies, likes, and followers will begin piling up when Tragedy Girls lands in theaters on October 20, 2017.
The official synopsis for Tragedy Girls:
Best friends Sadie and McKayla are on a mission to boost their social media fandom as amateur crime reporters hot on the trail of a deranged local serial killer. After they manage to capture the killer and secretly hold him hostage, they realize the best way to up get scoops on future victims would be to, you know, murder people themselves. As the @TragedyGirls become an overnight sensation and panic grips their small town, can their friendship survive the strain of national stardom? Will they get caught? Will their accounts get verified?