Bad Girls from Valley High (2000)

Directed by John T. Kretchmer

Stars: Julie Benz, Nicole Bilderback & Monica Keener. Supporting roles include Christopher Lloyd, Janet Leigh & Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)

"By the by, if I ever get pickle tits just like her, just shoot me, okay?"

 Ah, the "Huns". That's what the girls from Hunter Pines call themselves and if you're not from Hunter Pines, you're not worthy. In a similar vein as Heathers, Jawbreaker and Mean Girls, comes a little tale of turf war a la murder. Danielle (Julie Benz), Tiffany (Nicole Bilderback) and Brooke (Monica Keener) are the shiznit of Valley High. A year ago, Danielle's unrequited love, Drew (a.k.a. Danielle's property, played by the late Jonathan Brandis) lost the girl of his dreams, Chastity. But when the new foreign exchange student Katarina (Suzanna Urszuly), arrives, bearing a supernatural resemblence to Chastity's character, everyone sits up and takes notice and Drew falls hard. Well Danielle is not about to lose her non-existent boyfriend again so she sets out to teach the new girl a lesson. However, suddenly, Danielle, Tiffany and Brooke start looking old and haggard, their beloved beauty fading fast. They are convinced something's afoul with this Katarina. Unfortunately, nothing seems to scare the mysterious and aloof Katarina, who hails from Transylvania nonetheless, and the Huns conclude that Katarina must be the dead ghost of Chastity out to exact revenge against them. Now they must muster the courage to eliminate her before the girls lose their hot bods and good looks forever.

Janet Leigh plays a wonderful cameo role as Mrs. Witt, Chastity's stroke-ridden grandmother that Danielle is forced to take care of at the local convalescent home for community service credit. Christopher Lloyd plays Mr. Chauncey, a teacher at Valley High as well as the accident prone and molest-y photography club instructor.

It's worth a download from netflix and will make you feel blessed to have good movies available at your fingertips.

Oh, and by the by, Aaron Paul? He overacts as one of the dorkiest, spazziest and most painful to watch characters I've seen in a long time. But I still have the hots for him in Breaking Bad. Thank the Stars & Moon that boy has grown up! Enjoy. No! Of course I'm not going to tell you the ending. If I had to suffer...so do you. (sadistic, hm?)

 Reviewed by Rachel Bennett