PEP SQUAD

DIE, TERRA, DIE!

By Steve BALDERSON

DIKENGA FILMS - as PROD

Black comedy - Completed 1998


    • Year of production
    • 1998
    • Genres
    • Black comedy, Horror, Comedy
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Steve BALDERSON
    • Writer(s)
    • Steve BALDERSON
    • Producer(s)
    • Clark BALDERSON, Eric SHERMAN, Steve BALDERSON (Dikenga Films)
    • Synopsis
    • PEP SQUAD -- a lurid trip through the lives of a handful of students attending a seemingly average High School. But what might have been a pleasant little tale about teen life in the Midwest quickly turns rotten. The student body is uniformly jaded, obsessed with sex, drugs and suicide, the parents are clueless, self-involved and thoughtless, the principal is a lecherous bum who gets a well-deserved comeuppance, the cheerleaders are a bunch of drunked sluts in short-skirts and pompoms who can be easily bought off and the coveted title of Prom Queen is something the candidates would kill for... literally! PEP SQUAD pays homage to everything from fifties juvenile deliquent flicks to Fellini, Warhol, Waters and Roger Corman, while still retaining its own individuality. Written and directed by (then) twenty-three year old Steve Balderson, with a score by Johnette Napolitano, PEP SQUAD combines the best aspects of action-flick excitement, hip wit, darkly brilliant noir and a satirical tongue-in-cheek post modern view of what adolescence in pre-millenium Middle America is all about. Full of gorgeously color coordinated scenes, snappy and sickly funny one-liners, nonstop stunts and action scenes and with enough plot twists to keep the audience on the edge of their seats, PEP SQUAD is a 90's classic.
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