'''''All the Boys Love Mandy Lane''''' is a {{slasher movie}}[=-cum-=]{{thriller}} that was made in 2006, released in Britain in 2008, and is due to be released in the United States in 2013 after seven years in DevelopmentHell.

Mandy Lane is the most beautiful girl in her school, and [[AllMenArePerverts all of her male classmates]] want to sleep with her, even though all indications are that she wants nothing to do with them. One of her classmates, an [[JerkJock arrogant football player]] named Dylan, goes so far as to try to jump off the roof of a house into a swimming pool in order to win her love. Dylan winds up banging his head on the side of the pool and killing himself. Fast forward nine months, where Red, the BigManOnCampus, is throwing a party at his parents' ranch, and all the cool kids are invited... especially Mandy. Unfortunately for the partygoers, somebody has come to the ranch uninvited, and he has his sights set on winning the heart of the beautiful Mandy Lane... no matter who gets in his way.

A simple enough plot, done to near-perfection. This film was widely praised by horror fans for its {{reconstruction}} of the [[SlasherMovie slasher genre]], bringing it back down to Earth and incorporating both the grit of 1980s slashers and all the lessons of ''Film/{{Scream|1996}}'''s PostModernism without trying to imitate it like so many other teen horror movies. It was hoped that this would be the film that would revitalize an American horror scene that was growing stale on [[TheRemake remakes]] and [[{{Gorn}} gratuitous violence]]... and those hopes slowly started to slip away as the film's US distribution [[TheShelfOfMovieLanguishment fell into a]] [[ScrewedByTheLawyers tangled mess]]. It had to wait [[http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3222559/whoa-all-the-boys-love-mandy-lane-finally-getting-a-north-american-release/ until 2013]] before it could finally be released legally in the US.
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!!This film contains examples of the following tropes:

* AlphaBitch: Chloe.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Mandy. She's [[LesbianJock athletic]], she doesn't seem attracted to any of the guys in school despite [[DoggedNiceGuy all their best efforts]], and her scenes with Chloe are possibly the only moments where she appears to be sexually attracted to another character. And of course, there's the RealitySubtext...
** Which would make for a rather interesting aversion of BuryYourGays.
* BigManOnCampus: Red.
* BlackBestFriend: Bird. However, he avoids being an EthnicScrappy the only reference to his ethnicity is when a girl asks him whether it's true [[BiggerIsBetterInBed what they say about black men]], and his speech isn't peppered with street slang.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Played with, then subverted. When the power goes out, Red sends Bird out to turn on the generator. A GenreSavvy viewer would expect this to be his death sentence, but all that comes of it is a conversation between him and Garth. Ultimately, Marlin and Jake both wind up biting it before him. However, when he ''does'' die, it's one of the [[EyeScream most gruesome deaths]] in the film.
* CerebusCallBack: [[spoiler:The flashback at the very end.]]
* {{Cowboy}}: Garth.
* DeathBySex, DeathByIrony: Marlin. Just minutes after she gives a blowjob to Jake, she gets [[FreudWasRight a shotgun barrel shoved down her throat]].
* DevelopingDoomedCharacters
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The scene wherein [[spoiler:Mandy]] murders Chloe is heavily sexualized.
* EverythingIsBigInTexas: A ranch? Check. A working cowboy (named Music/{{Garth|Brooks}})? Check. Reckless use of guns and fireworks? Check. Filmed in Texas? You bet.
* EyeScream: Bird gets slashed across the eyes, blinding him before he gets stabbed repeatedly. While he's blinded, the killer taunts him, asking him where he is.
* FakeBoobs: Chloe wears a padded bra in order to make her breasts look larger than they really are.
* FinalGirl: Mandy. Pure and innocent. Subverted when [[spoiler:it's revealed that she was in on the murders, and [[DoubleSubversion double subverted]] when she turns against the killer, allowing her to be the FinalGirl after all]].
* GenreThrowback: To gritty '80s slashers.
* HollywoodPudgy: Marlin. But then again, the only person who says she's fat is [[AlphaBitch Chloe]]. [[invoked]]
-->'''Chloe:''' Marlin, don't get me wrong, but you're all pudge. That thing [her new belly button piercing]'s gonna get lost in the folds.
-->'''Marlin:''' I'm not fat.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Mandy gives off these vibes at the beginning of the film...
* InformedAttractiveness: Mandy is lusted over by every guy in school, but she's no standout among the other attractive girls in the cast.
* JerkJock: Dylan.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Mandy, the film's VillainProtagonist. Not only does she survive, but Garth credits her with saving them both....completely unaware that she set the entire thing up]].
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: If you live in America, at least.
* MsFanservice: Mandy, of course. Chloe as well.
* NiceGuy: Garth. [[spoiler: It's the reason Mandy spared his life in the end.]]
* OutlawCouple: Emmet and [[spoiler:Mandy]].
* RealitySubtext: See the bits regarding the LesYay and Mandy's ambiguous sexuality? Now throw on the fact that Amber Heard, the actress who plays Mandy, has come out of the closet.
* {{Reconstruction}}: Of the SlasherMovie.
* TheScourgeOfGod: Smoking weed, snorting ground-up [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny ADD]] medicine stolen from younger siblings, stealing kegs of beer out of a truck parked at a gas station ''while the owner is standing feet away''... and that's just the first twenty minutes.
* ShortRunInPeru: The film was released in Britain in 2008 and would not see any kind of legal release in America until 2013.
* SoundtrackDissonance: The radio in Chloe's car plays Latin pop music as [[spoiler:Emmet chases down Chloe with it]].
* StalkerWithACrush: [[spoiler:{{Double subver|sion}}ted with Emmet.]]
* SuicidePact: [[spoiler: Emmet and Mandy had one, in which they would kill a number of their classmates and then themselves in order to get themselves immortalized in pop culture. However, Mandy backs out at the last minute.]]
* TooDumbToLive: Red and Chloe, you just ''had'' to [[spoiler:stop and kiss before you reached the car]], didn't you?
* {{Troperiffic}}: The film assumes that the viewer knows all the cliches of {{slasher movie}}s and proceeds to play them all completely straight. And then [[SubvertedTrope subverts them all to hell]] in [[TwistEnding the last ten minutes]].
* TwistEnding: [[spoiler:Mandy was in on the whole thing, as part of a SuicidePact with Emmet.]]
** And a second twist:[[spoiler: Mandy backs out of the pact at the last minute, causing Emmet to come after her.]]
* TheVoiceless: Played straight, then subverted. The killer doesn't speak while killing Marlin and Jake, but once his identity is revealed halfway through, he becomes far more talkative, frequently taunting his victims before killing them.
* WildTeenParty: Even with only six people (one of whom isn't partaking in the debauchery), Red's party rather quickly turns into this.
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