‘Who Is Killing The Cheerleaders’: Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about the Lifetime thriller

‘Who Is Killing The Cheerleaders’: Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about the Lifetime thriller
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If you have been craving for some suspense thriller movies that can send chills in your spine in this month of Halloween, then Lifetime's latest flick ‘Who Is Killing The Cheerleaders’ is your go-to. The film shall bust the snazzy, cool and ultra-glam field of cheerleading by unraveling the vicious side of the fun activity. While not much is revealed about the film ahead of its release, this itself wraps a layer of eeriness to the film and builds our curiosity. One thing that it can presumably guarantee is that there would be a killer and the film would be brimming with blistering antics as implicitly known from its title. Of course, there would be a protagonist to unearth the truth for us, but who it will be is still wrapped in mystery. As we head to watch it, here is all we need to know about the thriller film.


Release date

‘Who Is Killing The Cheerleaders’ releases on Sunday, October 18, at 8 pm on Lifetime channel.


The official synopsis of the film sounds gory and is replete with edgy twists. It reads, "Ellie, a former cheerleader, returns to her high school as a teacher ten years after she was nearly killed in a series of brutal slayings on the squad. When the attacks start up again shortly after her arrival, she must find the killer before they get to her first."



The film stars Australian actress Ella Cannon and American actor Austin Freeman.

Ella Cannon  
Actress Ella May Cannon is famed for her roles like that of 'Rachel' in the sci-fi series 'iZombie'. Having also ventured into theatre, the actress has mainly worked in films and shows. Her acting credits include roles in the Australian all-star series 'Neighbours', 'Winners and Losers', comedy spoof 'Footballer Wants a Wife' and Lifetime's 'The Lost Wife of Robert Durst' to name some. While not much is disclosed about her role in the current Lifetime flick, all we can do is await a brilliant performance from her.


Austin Freeman
The Anderson-born actor, Austin Freeman is best known for essaying the role of Alex in AMC's 'The Walking Dead'. The actor embarked on an acting career right from an early age of 16. He further explored a love for storytelling and got his Bachelor's in theatre performance from Young Harris College in 2012 that brushed up his acting skills. Freeman is prominently known for his work in 'The Mule' (2018), 'Watchmen' (2019) and 'Paradise Lost' (2020).



As per Futon Critic, the film is produced by Reel One Entertainment. Founded in 2001, the production house develops, finances produces, and distributes commercial television films and series for broadcast networks and digital platforms. The company holds expertise for scripted dramatic content with strong universal appeal. With headquarters in Montreal, the company has a presence in London, Los Angeles and Vancouver. It claims to have over 100 titles to be produced and distributed in 2020.


Currently, the production house has numerous top-rating Christmas movies, crime thrillers and romantic movies under its umbrella of development. Some of them include a remake of the award-winning Belgian drama 'Tygat Chocolat', a high-end adaptation of the Philip K Dick novella 'Second Variety', and an anthology crime series.


The trailer of the film is unavailable at the time of filing this report. MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) will update this space further.


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