Sunday, February 3, 2013

The Gore Gore Girls (1972)

Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis

Starring: Frank Kress, Amy Farrell, Hedda Lubin, Henny Youngman, Russ Badger, Jackie Kroeger, Nora Alexis, Phil Laurenson

More info: IMDb

Tagline: The most horrifying film you'll ever see in your life!

Plot: Strippers at a sleazy club are being mutilated at an alarming rate. A pretty reporter enlists the aid of a debonair detective to solve the case and land her a front-page story. Soon, the two are wading through evidence against a vegetable-pulverizing freak, a creepy college student, and a group of angry feminists.

My rating: 6/10

Will I watch it again? Probably not.

I fell asleep on this the other night but, for fairness, I was tired.  HGL movies are the kind that you have to be awake and ready because they can be slow.  The lack of budget doesn't help, either, but he'll usually make sure there's lots of blood and boobs.  It was his last film until 30 years later.  This picture might have had more impact if it were made a few years earlier but by '72 his movies were being eclipsed by more serious horror instead of this camp.  It's the kind of picture that plays better with a group of friends and some booze.  The gore effects are sometimes pretty damn grisly and at others, laughably bad.  Frank Kress in the lead seemed like a poor choice but he's so consistently and ridiculously over the top and bad that he grows on you and you're probably laughing at him by the end.  I was.  The Something Weird Video releases usually have loads of trailers and extras but this one only has a HGL commentary and a trailer. 

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