My Super Psycho Sweet 16

  • Review Date: October 22, 2009
  • Rated: NR
  • Genre: Horror
  • Release Year: 2010
  • Running Time: 88 minutes

Common Sense Media says

Teen horror flick is big on blood, cliques -- and revenge.
  • Review Date: October 22, 2009
  • Rated: NR
  • Genre: Horror
  • Release Year: 2010
  • Running Time: 88 minutes

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

The focus is on getting even instead of trying to work through your differences. In the end, revenge trumps everything, and the heroine makes sure that her enemy pays for her "crimes."

Positive role models

Some role models are obviously negative, bullying others and -- in the serial killer's case -- murdering the innocent. Others have positive intentions but ultimately make negative choices -- including consciously leaving others to die.

Violence

Plenty of grizzly slayings, including stabbings and a beheading. Blood is sprayed, pooled, dripped, etc.

Sex

Some sexually charged kissing and making out, plus a few mentions of getting "nookie" and  "hooking up." Two friends make a pact to sleep with each other if they don't find mates on their own by the end of high school. There's also a brief comic scene in which a teenage boy is discovered looking at porn (which is unseen and only heard via moaning) online.

Language

Audible language includes words like "hell," "damn," "ass," and "bitch," plus iffy phrases such as "screw off," "psycho skank," and "trashy-ass."

Consumerism

A girl receives a BMW as a 16th birthday present, and the logo is visible.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Some teen characters drink champagne in a limo on the way to the party. Another smuggles in a bottle of liquor to try to spike a nonalcoholic drink. In a flashback, a teenager is shown smoking a cigarette.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this made-for-TV movie about a Sweet 16 birthday party gone horribly, horribly wrong directly targets teens but has iffy messages concerning bullying and revenge. Violent imagery runs the gamut from stabbings, slayings, and stranglings to a graphic beheading ... and there's plenty of blood to go along with it all. There are also some sexually charged situations (making out, etc.), salty language ("ass," "bitch," etc.) and some teen characters who drink alcohol, although no one ever gets out of control. (Those who do drink? Let's just say they don't fare well.)

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

The past comes back to haunt Skye Rotter (Lauren McKnight) and her friends in MY SUPER PSYCHO SWEET 16, a made-for-TV horror film that finds Skye's serial killer dad resurfacing -- a decade after he dropped off the map -- to crash spoiled queen bee Madison Penrose's (Juliana Guill) overblown birthday bash. As the party kicks into high gear, the guests are knocked off one by one, leaving Skye and Madison to duke it out for survival. The movie is based in part on MTV's reality series My Super Sweet 16.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Trying to turn My Super Sweet 16 into a horror film sounds like a stupid idea. And, as it turns out, it actually is, thanks in large part to cheap production values, clumsy dialogue, and an uber-thin plot that leaves a lot to be desired. Aside from a few cheap thrills toward the end, it isn't even all that entertaining ... and its obvious homage to the 1976 horror classic Carrie only reinforces how lame it is by comparison. In short: You can skip this one without any serious side effects.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how accurately the movie portrays high school life -- particularly when it comes to cliques. Does your school have exclusive groups, or is it easy to move between social circles? Is the "queen bee" character an overblown stereotype, or do girls like that exist in real life?

  • How does the movie address the topics of teen drinking and bullying?

  • Do you agree with Skye's ultimate choice when it comes to saving -- or not saving -- Madison's life? Do you think she made the right decision?

Movie details

DVD release date:October 18, 2010
Cast:Chris Zylka, Juliana Guill, Lauren McKnight
Director:Jacob Gentry
Studio:MTV Networks
Genre:Horror
Run time:88 minutes
MPAA rating:NR

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Teen, 17 years old Written by#1superpsycho March 4, 2012
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10
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best movie yet

Best Movie EVER yah it has slag,violence,and sexual activity but its a good horror movie to watch at midnight
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written bycerealkiller189 December 12, 2011
AGE
5
QUALITY
 

Not bad.

OH PLEASE COME ON THE LANGUAGE IS SO MINIMAL AND THE VIOLENCE NOT EVEN BAD AT ALL COMPARED TO THR FIRST ONE JUST LET YOUR CHILD WATCH IF THEY WANT TO AS ALWAYS
Teen, 13 years old Written bylittlemonster98 April 3, 2011
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16
QUALITY
 

Good move for older teens!

This movie is definately not appropriate for anyon eyounger than16! Lots of sex and violence. 2nd one is better and more appropriate.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex

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