Today our horror hosts Kevin Sommerfield and Steve Goltz will be looking at the cult 80’s horror comedy from the 1980’s, “Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-a-Rama.” How well does it hold up 25 years later? Our horror hosts are ready to dig into the campy goodiness.
Kevin: Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama is the kind of horror-comedy that simply would be never be made today. Directed by David DeCoteau (who has gone on to release a line of successful soft core gay horror films under the 1313 label) and released in 1988, it was one of the earliest Full Moon features released. It enjoyed a healthy life on USA’s Up All Night thanks to an equal share of T&A and light laughs.
Steve: A fun and slightly odd film, involving some college kids and an imp, Sorority Babes is the remedy for the boring and mundane horror films in theaters today. The characters found with this film are ones that any horror filmmaker would kill for. They are interesting, fun and very funny.
Kevin: The film centers around two sorority pledges played in tongue-in-cheek by B-movie Scream Queens Brinke Stevens and Michelle Bauer. The are forced to endure embarrassing hi-jinks such as spanking and whipped cream fights…no, I’m not making this up. When a trio of boys are caught spying on them, the girls who run the sorority send the two pledges and frat boys to the local bowling alley to steal a bowling trophy. An accident during the robbery causes the trophy to break open, releasing an evil imp who wreaks havoc with his supernatural powers.
Steve: The film silly and crazy and kinda weird, but this is where the charm of it all is found. The imp aspect definitely threw me for a loop. At first, I was a bit standoffish toward the little monster, but then images of my beloved ghoulies popped into my head and my mind was again ease and back into the movie.
Kevin: Oh wow, where do we start here. This movie has enough plot for three films and enough brains for zero films. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the hell out of this cheesy flick but intelligence is not the first thing of this script’s agenda. It’s just silly brainless fun aided by a great performance by the one-and-only George “Buck” Flower as the hearing impaired janitor of the bowling alley and Linnea Quigley as the badass wannabe thief “Spider.” At 76 minutes, this film doesn’t overstay its welcome and left me with a huge smile on my face from beginning to end.
Steve: I felt the film was strongest at the beginning and then reaches a little when the imp gimmick starts, but overall I had a great time with movie and I can’t wait to watch it again. The Buck Flower character is flawless and the line delivery is outstanding throughout the entire film. He doesn’t have a huge part but he sure does leave the biggest impact. The scene with him and Linnea Quigley is by far and away one of the funniest scenes I have came across in a while. This is a must see B-movie, so if you have not found this oop DVD yet, do some searching and find it today!