The Rio Grind Film Festival: Tragedy Girls

Friends who slay together, stay together

Finally… A killer body-horror comedy that passes the Bechdel test – HEATHERS meets MEAN GIRLS in an Instagram universe. It’s Vancouver-based (we’re claiming him, mmmkay?) writer-director Tyler MacIntrye‘s TRAGEDY GIRLS, it’s bloody good fun, it’s one of the breakout horror his of 2017, and it’s hitting the Rio Theatre‘s screen as our Friday Late Night Movie on November 18, as part of our Rio Grind Film Festival.

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 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? With Brianna Hildebrand, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Hutcherson, Craig Robinson, and Kevin Durand.

Screens with Rio Grind Film Festival 2017
Official Short Film Selection
Flow (Shelagh Rowan-Legge, UK)

Tyler MacIntyre and Chris Lee Hill‘s screenplay is rife with absurdity, glorious carnage, jet-black humor – and best of all, a solid relationship at its core.” (Village Voice)

“A delightfully subversive and darkly comedic take on a slasher horror film.” (Screen Rant)

“Pure bliss for those of us who love a skilled pairing of gore and guffaws.” (Film School Rejects)

“It’s been a long time since we’ve had a meat and potatoes slasher, especially one as quick-witted and good-looking as TRAGEDY GIRLS.” (Collider)

Friday, November 18
Doors 10:45 pm | Movie 11:15 pm *Please arrive on time!

Advance tickets $12 HERE | $14 at the door

*This film screens as part of the Rio Theatre’s Rio Grind Film Festival. Sorry, Groupons and regular Rio Theatre movie passes not accepted for this event. Both Rio Grind Film Festival Day Passes and Rio Grind Film Festival Passes available at
**Must be 19+ w/ID for main floor seating and bar service. Minors OK in the balcony. (This film is rated 18A.)

TRAGEDY GIRLS (Director Tyler MacIntyre, 2017 / 96 mins / 18A) Following two death-obsessed teenage girls who use their online show about real-life tragedies to send their small Midwestern town into a frenzy and cement their legacy as modern horror legends.

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