Lifetime movies have been around for quite a while, but have taken on a life of their own in recent years. The latest entry, “Death Clique,” is no different. The original film, inspired by a true story, focuses on a high school rivalry between three friends that ends in one of them being murdered.
According to star Brittany Underwood, it’s “typical Lifetime,” but also something more. “The craziest part is it’s based off of true events,” she tells Zap2it. “This is a good way for parents to learn to be aware of where their kids are, what they’re doing and who they’re with.”
In the age of cyber-bullying, the danger children and teenagers face, both on the computer and off, has increased. “I was definitely bullied when I was younger. We didn’t have Facebook and MySpace was just coming out, but we had instant messenger,” she says. “There were some people who went on instant messenger and pretended to be other people, saying hurtful things.”
While there is a certain pride to take in getting across an important message that applies to today’s youth, there’s another positive about “Death Clique” for Underwood. “I love Lifetime movies,” she admits. “They’re never a let down because they’re so juicy and captivating. You just can’t turn away.”
She’s not the only though, as Underwood continues, “As soon as I told my friends I was doing a Lifetime movie, they said, ‘I love Lifetime movies! I can’t wait to see it!’ Now I’m just going to say everything I do is associated with Lifetime so they get that excited.”
“Death Clique” premieres on Lifetime Saturday (April 12) at 8 p.m. ET. You can follow Underwood on Twitter.