Thursday, April 23, 2015

Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama, Scream Queen Annihilation

So many of the slasher genre's finest scream queens grace the screen in 1988's "Sorority Babes In the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama." However beautiful and buxom they are, most of these fine ladies will be ripped to shreds or pummeled unmercifully during this 90 minute film.  Before these lovelies are torn up, this film will feature many gratuitous scenes we expect from a movie with the word "Sorority" in the title.  Light on gore, big on nudity, let us delve into today's B movie.
Every co-ed in the Tri-Delta Sorority is a total babe.  Taffy (Brinke Stevens) and Lisa (Michelle Bauer) are two of them, who are being initiated this night.  Babs (Robin Stille) and her two cohorts, Rhonda (Kathi O'Brecht) and Frankie (Carla Baron) are administering the initiation {GRATUITOUS SPANKING SCENE}.  In the interest of serious literary effort, I will {GRATUITOUS WHIPPED CREAM SCENE} refrain from describing the initiation.  Three nerds sneak into the sorority house to spy {GRATUITOUS SHOWER SCENE} on the rite.  Calvin (Andras Jones) is a nerd who is dragged along by his two perverted buddies, Jimmy (Hal Havins) and Keith (John Stuart Wildman). As Taffy and Lisa pass the first stages of the initiation, Babs has something more risque planned. When the three peeping toms are caught spying, an authoritative Babs sends her two pledges, and the three perverts, to a mall after hours.  The final stage of the initiation will require Lisa and Taffy to steal a bowling trophy from the mall's bowling alley.
Then the plot gets complicated.  Stealing the trophy was easy but our quintet runs into Spider (Linnea Quigley), who just happens to be robbing the joint.  Shocked, the trophy is dropped, releasing a demonic imp who grants each one a wish.  Only Spider and Calvin are smart enough to refrain.  In a security booth, Babs and her two cohorts watch everything on surveillance cameras.  The imp changes Rhonda and Frankie into demons, who end up chasing the periled Babs.  Meanwhile, the college kids who made wishes are sent to unimaginable {GRATUITOUS LOVE SCENE} deaths when the results of their wishes turn nefarious.  Keith wishes for love from Lisa (pictured below), and the imp delivers in a very intense manner.  As Babs flees the demons, formerly her sorority sisters, Spider and Calvin figure out that they will have to turn the tables on the imp to survive the evening. As they flee the imp, the sorority sister-demons {GRATUITOUS CAT-FIGHT SCENE} are also on their tail.   
Will anyone survive this night of terror?  Is this film a metaphoric statement of the unequally yoked sorority system in a male dominated higher-education culture?  This is the most self-reflective film since "La Dolce Vita."  However, unlike the Fellini masterpiece, "Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama" refrains from any gratuitous fountain scenes.  See this magnum opus of so many a scream queen, and instantly improve your I.Q. the intellectual plot line this film provides.  One tragic note, Robin Stille, who plays Babs, would commit suicide after battling alcohol, a few years after this film was released.  

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