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The new “BRING IT ON” is a slasher movie!

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 | News


This franchise entry will give teen-stalker fans something to cheer about.

Universal 1440 Entertainment has announced that BRING IT ON: CHEER OR DIE (previously known as BRING IT ON: HALLOWEEN), the latest in the film series launched by the Kirsten Dunst-starring original (pictured), has wrapped production in Winnipeg, Canada, for airing as a Syfy Original in fall 2022. Award-winning genre short filmmaker Karen Lam, who has also worked on TV series such as MYTHOS and GHOST WARS, directed from a script by Rebekah McKendry (ALL THE CREATURES WERE STIRRING) and Dana Schwartz (SHE-HULK), based on a story by Alyson Fouse. Missi Pyle (Y: THE LAST MAN), Kerri Medders and Tiera Skovbye star; the synopsis: “BRING IT ON: CHEER OR DIE follows a cheer squad as they practice their routines overnight in an abandoned school during Halloween weekend where one-by-one, the teens fall victim to a deranged assailant.”

“We are excited to team up with Syfy to continue this ever-popular franchise with an all-new installment from renowned filmmaker Karen Lam, the very first female director of the movie series,” says Glenn Ross, general manager and executive vice president of Universal 1440 Entertainment. “Featuring a fresh take on the franchise’s historically comedic films, this next chapter showcases a multi-talented diverse cast and will entertain long-time BRING IT ON movie fans as well as open the doors to the legion of fans who enjoy thrillers.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).