Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Movie Review: "Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama" (1988)

Director: David DeCoteau
Year: 1988
Rating: R
Running Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Two sorority pledges and three horny nerds in a hazing ritual are tasked with stealing a trophy from the local bowling alley. In the process, the group accidentally releases an evil imp who proceeds to use black magic to torment and eventually kill them.

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"Sadomasochism just doesn't appeal to me." (Image Source)
When we saw the title "Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama," we thought this would be primo shlocky fun. Unfortunately, it got the shlocky part right but missed out on a lot of the fun. This film is directed by David DeCoteau, who has directed other movies like "Dreamaniac," "Creepozoids," and "Dr. Alien." It is written by Sergei Hasenecz and is (understandably) his lone writing credit. When three nerdy college guys are caught peeping on a sorority hazing ritual, they and two of the sorority pledges are sent to break into the local bowling alley to steal a bowling trophy as their final initiation task. Upon arriving, they not only find a woman already robbing the place but also accidentally free an imp from imprisonment. Why was there an imp imprisoned in a bowling trophy, you ask? We're sure the old janitor knows! The demon-imp promises each of them wishes, but his real intent is to use his magic to torture and kill the coeds for his own amusement.
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"How the fuck are we gonna make it out here alive?" (Image Source)
"Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama" is basically a sexploitation comedy horror film that is more concerned with showing off naked ladies than it is creating a story or anything else. While this may be fine and dandy for some, we found that the horror aspects to be weak, and those behind the scenes hardly made any effort to create any gore. Almost every death happens as a cutaway an R-rated 1980's movie! One of the characters gets ripped in half, and the filmmaker handles it by using two actresses with a giant pillar covering their middle section to create the illusion that it's one person. We've seen lazy effects in horror movies before, but this pretty much takes the cake as another level of apathy. The evil imp is a goofy looking, jive-talking puppet that is limited to standing in one place for the majority of the flick because the budget didn't allow for its movement. There is a very little amount of blood and only a few chuckles throughout the film. The story makes no sense. All we're left with are some uncomfortably long shower scenes and a 'wish gone wrong' that turns one of the women into a sex maniac where she spends most her time trying to force herself on one of the nerdy guys who immediately regrets his wish. It's pretty cringe-worthy, to say the least.
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"A nasty lesson for a nasty girl." (Image Source)
The moments of entertainment are few and far between in "Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama." Unfortunately, the most fun thing about this movie is its title. Watch literally anything else before it has the chance to put you to sleep.

My Rating: 3/10
BigJ's Rating: 3/10
IMDB's Rating: 4.7/10
RT Rating: ---%
Do we recommend this movie: AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE!!!

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