Director Geoffery (Romper Stomper) Wright’s criminally under seen horror flick slid in under the radar at the end of the post-modern slasher wave following Scream in 1996. Adding to its obscurity is the fact that Cherry Falls failed to secure a theatrical release.
It’s a shame too. Cherry Falls very deftly balances all the hallmarks of your typical slasher piece with a nice splash of quirky comedy for good measure. And while it sticks to the tried and true tenants that make a slasher flick a slasher flick (horny teens, drugs and alcohol, doubting parents etc.) it adds a new wrinkle by introducing Lora Lee Sherman, one of the filmdoms few lady slashers.
All of this coupled with a passable story and some really decent acting by Brittany Murphy (RIP), Michael Biehn, Michael Weston and Jay Mohr and you have a solid little slasher that is definitely worth a look.