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

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

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 spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.