Cherry Falls (2000) - Synopsis

Cherry Falls (2000)

Australian director Geoffrey Wright brings his visceral storytelling style to America with Cherry Falls. Wright takes a fresh, frightening, and fiendishly funny approach to the teen thriller genre and its two overriding preoccupations: sex and death. In the small town of Cherry Falls, Va., the students at George Washington High School will have to focus on one (no problem) to avoid the other (big problem).

Cherry Falls is a quiet little town - until the night that a serial killer begins preying on its youth. After a third teen is found slain, the killer's modus operandi emerges: the victims were all virgins. Sheriff Brent Marken (Michael Biehn), concerned for the safety of the teens in general and his own daughter Jody (Brittany Murphy) in particular, calls an emergency town meeting.

But the meeting deteriorates into chaos, and a fourth teen is murdered. The sheriff harbors a terrible suspicion as to who might be responsible for the slayings, but keeps it to himself as FBI agents arrive in town. Then, once the students realize that to save their skins, they're going to have to lose their virginity - now, a meet-and-mate bash takes shape.

Jody, still a virgin, finds herself at the center of the mystery and the mayhem. As the students' "Pop Your Cherry" ball gets going off-campus, Jody takes matters into her own hands (in more ways than one).