History Trivia / TheHouseOnSororityRow

21st Mar '18 7:57:18 AM fearlessnikki
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* AuthorPhobia: The clown motifs and imagery come from director Mark Rosman's own fear of clowns.
* CreatorBacklash: Mark Rosman disliked the marketing campaign, feeling that the poster made the film look like softcore porn.



* ExecutiveMeddling: The distributors actually requested for ''more'' gore to be in the movie, rather than less (as is usually the case with horror movies).

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* ExecutiveMeddling: EnforcedMethodActing: The lead actresses all lived together during the shoot to build up camaraderie of sorority sisters.
* ExecutiveMeddling:
** The opening was shot in black and white.
The distributors actually requested had it tinted blue, feeling audiences wouldn't sit through black and white.
** Mark Rosman really wanted to have [[spoiler: Katherine killed off too, wanting to subvert the FinalGirl trope]]. Distributors however insisted that [[spoiler: she had to live]].
* {{Jossed}}: It was a fan theory
for ''more'' gore years that Morgan had very few lines because her actress wasn't good. The director Jossed that, saying Morgan was written to be in the movie, rather than less (as is usually the case with horror movies). TheQuietOne.
* NoBudget: Made for about $300,000.



* SameLanguageDub: Lois Kelso Kent who plays Mrs Slater, was dubbed by Barbara Harris, because Lois's voice was considered not scary enough.
* ThrowItIn: The boy who gets stabbed through the throat after witnessing the killer coming out of the pool. He was working at a make-up effects house and a life mask had already been made of him - so Mark Rosman cast him as a frat boy and added the death scene to make the film gorier.



** Kate [=McNeil=] was a last minute replacement for an actress who dropped out of the part of Katherine, because she didn't want to jeopardise her SAG status.
** Only [[spoiler: Morgan, Liz and Vicki's]] deaths were going to be explicit. Mark Rosman later decided to make the rest of the deaths gorier in order to make the movie more appealing to a distributor.



** The opening sequence was shot in black and white, but given a blue tint by the distributor.

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** Mark Rosman considered making a sequel, but couldn't come up with a good enough idea.
* WorkingTitle:
The opening sequence original title was shot in black and white, but given a blue tint by the distributor.''Screamer''.
19th Mar '16 1:18:07 PM fearlessnikki
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: An alternative ending was shot, which [[spoiler:continues where the film originally ended, with the revelation that Eric killed Katherine.]]

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: An alternative ending was shot, which [[spoiler:continues where TheDanza: Kate [=McNeil=] plays Katherine.
* ExecutiveMeddling: The distributors actually requested for ''more'' gore to be in
the film originally ended, movie, rather than less (as is usually the case with horror movies).
* OneBookAuthor: Jodie Draigie (Morgan), Robin Meloy (Jeanie) and Ellen Dorsher (Stevie) only did this one film.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Diane became the second victim because filmmakers felt she looked too similar to Vicki.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Two alternate endings were shot. The first would [[spoiler: reveal Katherine's body in the pool
with the revelation rest. The second would have had her in hospital, being pushed in a wheelchair. The film would end as it was revealed that Eric killed Katherine.]]was pushing her]].
** The opening sequence was shot in black and white, but given a blue tint by the distributor.
* WriteWhatYouKnow: The director based part of the movie on his own college experiences.
10th Dec '14 8:21:17 PM erforce
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* CreatorCameo: Film's director Mark Rosman appears as a party guest playing the piano.
* SameLanguageDub: Lois Kelso Hunt's (Mrs. Slater) voice was dubbed over because voice wasn't "scary enough".
4th May '12 11:32:04 AM erforce
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* CreatorCameo: Film's director Mark Rosman appears as a party guest playing the piano.
* SameLanguageDub: Lois Kelso Hunt's (Mrs. Slater) voice was dubbed over because voice wasn't "scary enough".
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: An alternative ending was shot, which [[spoiler:continues where the film originally ended, with the revelation that Eric killed Katherine.]]
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