The Killing is a 2000 American Slasher film written by Mary Murillo and Kevin Williamson.

It is directed by Rupert Wainwright and stars Christina Ricci, Erica Durance, Ali Larter, Busy Phillips, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Irons, James Marsters, Cynthia Daniel, Cole Hauser, Jena Malone and Vince Vaughn.

The film was nominated for a Saturn Award For Best Horror Film but lost to Final Destination.

The film gained a cult following and was released to critical acclaim.

The film is distributed by Universal Pictures and Morgan Creek Productions.


Cruelty towards the less fortunate and less attractive can be a ticket to popularity but it also can be a ticket to death.

Six young girls made a hobby of belittling their local school's local emo girl Cleopatra Clara-Schultz but now has come the time for payback.

All six girls now at the ripe age of nineteen years old are to be stripped their lives as Constance was stripped of her self-esteem.


  • Erica Durance as Beverly Crosster
  • Christina Ricci as Lacreecia Mort
  • Ali Larter as Shaina Muldowney
  • Busy Phillips as Jessica Steinfield
  • Cynthia Daniel as Rudy Hassfire
  • Jena Malone as Georgina Kellerman
  • Mark Ruffalo as Thomas Enderson/ Beverly's Doting Boyfriend
  • Cole Hauser as Simon Phillips
  • Jeremy Irons as Patrick TiMore
  • Vince Vaughn as Johnson Johnston

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