Retro Review: Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-rama (1988)

So bad…It is good.  Watching the Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs has given me the chance to see a few movies I have never seen.  I am surprised I missed this in the late 1980s.  I think I was way more main stream back then, watching films like A Nightmare on Elm Street 4, Friday the 13th VII, Halloween 4, although in the early mid-90s, I would have seen this on USA Up All Night with Rhonda Shear and I know i aw an episode with Linnea Quigley.  Anyway, I missed it and got to see it with Joe Bob Briggs on Shudder’s the Last Drive-In.

Synopsis:

As part of a sorority ritual, pledges and their male companions steal a trophy from a bowling alley; unbeknownst to them, it contains a devilish imp who makes their lives a living Hell.

So, originally title was The Imp.  I love the newer title that probably caught a wider audience.  Who doesn’t love Sorority Babes?  There were so many back in the 1989s, Sorority House Massacre not to be confused with Slumber Party Massacre of course and House on Sorority Row.  The Indie film the Sleeper centers around a Sorority House set in 1981…Not sure why I went into all of that.  Lisa(Michelle Bauer) and Taffy(Brinke Stevens) are pledging the smallest Sorority on Earth.  After being smacked with a paddle, way too much and getting whip creamed, they are spied on taking a shower, not really effective shower, by a bunch of nerdy guys watch and get caught.  The president of the Sorority makes all five of them have to steal a trophy from the bowling alley.  The group meets Spider(Linnea Quigley) who is robbing the place.  They awaken the Imp and he offers them wishes, as fast as they come true, the go badly.

The movie, is just silly as shit, I mean Brinke Stevens character is named Taffy and her death, well she is pulled apart like taffy.  There are some interesting things, there is a gender reversal, Linnea Quigley is the strong leader type and she is badass in this movie.  This may be one of her better roles, spouting all kinds of one liners and vulgarities, she is wonderful as the lead.  The Imp is nearly unstoppable, but almost does nothing.  The old janitor is amazing, he cannot hear a thing and the scene with Andras Jones and Linnea is cinematic gold.

Sure it isn’t the best movie, but I can see it being a fun movie to watch with friends back in the late-80s and early to mid-90s.  I did enjoy it, even if it is really not very good.  Eh, it was a good time, especially watching on Shudder with Joe Bob and his interruptions with knowledge of the film’s production.

IMDB.com has a rating of 4.7

Yeah, that is pretty fair, it isn’t very good, but I still loved it, 80s cheese factor ranks totally high, 4.8

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I have been watching horror films since I was 6 years old. The story, one Saturday night, my mom and I were watching movies and she fell asleep on the couch. We had the channel set on HBO and the movie we were watching ended and the next one, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge. This was some time in 1986. I watched then entire film, I was sitting on the edge of my seat. When my mom woke, she asked me what just ended and I told her, “Freddy”. That was all I talked about for weeks and finally she broke down and rented more horror films for me. She rented, the Texas Chainsaw Massacre part 2, Re-Animator, Friday the 13th VI: Jason Lives and Halloween II. I watched all and fell in love with horror films forever. 5 Horror Films to Watch Inferno (1980) A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) The Beyond (1981) Friday the 13th VI: Jason Lives (1986) Horror of Dracula (1958)