Director: David DeCoteau
Cast: Andras Jones, Linnea Quigley, Robin Stille
Production Company: Beyond Infinity
Runtime: 80 minutes
Some movies manage to attract attention with nothing more than their titles. Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1988) is one such movie. Though, it really has a lot more going for it than just a great name. Many consider it an indie horror classic…
In the movie, a pair of would-be sorority girls and three frat boys break into a bowling alley as part of an initiation. They soon meet a gorgeous thief, and accidentally release an malicious imp that was trapped inside an old bowling trophy.
The film has an excellent and iconic cast. Linnea Quigley from The Return of the Living Dead (1985), Brinke Stevens from The Slumber Party Massacre (1982), and Michelle Bauer (as Michelle McClellen) from Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1988) all have great roles.
The movie was originally released as The Imp in the United Kingdom, but not without controversy. Scenes that involved spanking and a whip were cut from the video by censors. The movie features a lot of nudity, and the paddling scene does go on for some time!
Uncle Impie is an impressive puppet with a variety of facial movements. Michael Sonye (as Dukey Flyswatter) from Surf Nazis Must Die (1987) delivers an amusing performance as the voice of the mischievous imp. Uncle Impie is another lovable doll from a long line of Full Moon puppets.
There are a few moments that really stand out in the film. I particularly enjoyed Frankie morphing into the Bride of Frankenstein. She goes from a dull character to one of my favourites before the end. Taffy’s ultimate fate is another highlight that you won’t want to miss.
People who complain that there aren’t enough strong women in film should really watch more horror movies. Spider (Linnea Quigley) is clearly the hero of this particular story, and does most of the work to keep the imp and his nefarious demons at bay.
Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama shouldn’t have to apologize for being an entertaining piece of trashy cinema. Some might consider the flick a guilty pleasure, but I don’t think it’s necessary to make that distinction. It’s simply a lighthearted and enjoyable film…
– John Migliore
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