Sorority Row

(2009)

"Sorority Row" sees a group of sorority sisters try to cover up the death of their house-sister after a prank gone wrong, only to be stalked by a serial killer.

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: ‘Sorority Row’ Cast Interview Featurette!

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When Megan (Audrina Patridge) discovers that her boyfriend has been cheating on her, the sisters at her sorority, Theta Pi, decide to teach him a lesson. They convince her boyfriend that Megan is dead, that it's his fault, and that he needs to help them dispose of the body so no one gets in trouble. But when the prank goes terribly wrong, and Megan is actually killed, the sisters must cover up their mistake in order to insure their futures. Flash forward eight months later to the Theta Pi girl's graduation and someone is mysteriously texting the Sisters photos of the bloody wrench that accidentally killed Megan. Now the girls of Theta Pi must figure out who the hooded figure is that's killing off their friends and family before it's too late. Starring Briana Evigan, Leah Pipes, Jamie Chung, Rumer Willis, Margo Harshman and Carrie Fisher, and directed by Stewart Hendler.

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New ‘Sorority Row’ Poster, TV Spots, and Music Video

When five sorority girls inadvertently cause the murder of one of their sisters in a prank gone wrong, they agree to keep the matter to themselves and never speak of it again, so they can get on with their lives. This proves easier said than done, when after graduation a mysterious killer goes after the five of them and anyone who knows their secret. Sorority Row was directed by Stewart Hendler and stars Briana Evigan, Rumer Willis, Audrina Patridge, Carrie Fisher, Julian Morris, Jamie Chung, Leah Pipes, Margo Harshman, and Caroline D'Amore.

Sorority Row was released September 11th, 2009.

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