Gimmie a D, gimmie an E, gimmie an A, gimmie a T, gimmie a H! Cheerleader Camp: To The Death began principle photography on Saturday the 14th in Nebraska starring genre veterans Jennifer Banko (Young Tina, Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, Leatherface’s Daughter, Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III) and Ari Lehman (Young Jason Voorhees, Friday the 13th).
The new comedy/horror film is directed by Dustin Ferguson, written by Christian Sellers (More Brains: A Return to The Living Dead) & John Klyza, produced by rocker John Altyn (Sleepaway Camp 2 & 3) who will also provide the theme song, and Wetworks SFX Studios engineer gore effects.
Synopsis: After a team of cheerleaders are burned to death in a gruesome sprinkler accident, the one who got away, Tanya returns to cheerleader camp. Joining her are an all-new squad of drop-dead gorgeous mean girls from competing high schools who chafe under the strict rules set by Coach Paddington (Jennifer Banko). With a lustful caretaker (Ari Lehman) lurking nearby, the team struggle to get along – but soon their life depends on it! When someone in a panda costume begins killing one girl every hour, it’s up to Tanya to piece together the clues before time runs out.
Cheerleader Camp: To The Death was brought to production company 42nd Street Films by John Klyza as an original production to distribute through his independent releasing label Retrosploitation. “This movie has been in the works in one form or another for quite a long time, but things moved pretty quickly once I dusted it off at the start of the year” says Klyza. “The project is a satiric romp with knife-sharp dialogue and producer John Altyn saw the value in it” he continues. “Its throwback nature secured both Jen and Ari who were child actors in 80s horror hits – they’re all grown up now and ready to have a bloody good time at camp with us.”
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