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 Development Hell.Mandy Lane is the most beautiful girl in her school, and 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 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 Big Man on Campus, 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 slasher genre, bringing it back down to Earth and incorporating both the grit of 1980s slashers and all the lessons of Scream's Post Modernism 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 remakes and gratuitous violence... and those hopes slowly started to slip away as the film's US distribution fell into a tangled mess. It had to wait until 2013 before it could finally be released legally in the US.
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