SORORITY BABES IN THE SLIMEBALL BOWL-O-RAMA
Directed by: David DeCoteau
Distributed by: Full Moon Features
I am a huge fan of Full Moon Films....they have some great, cheesy films that have brought horror fans years of entertainment and continue to do so to this day. While I have seen a lot of Full Moon films, there are plenty of classic ones I have just never got around to seeing for one reason or another. SORORITY BABES IN THE SLIMEBALL BOWL-O-RAMA is one of those films. I have always heard of this title, but have never seen it until now. Here is the plot synopsis from the Full Moon Direct website:
In a bowling alley from hell...there's only one way to score!
There are no freshmen in the college of love, and they're about to graduate to madcap mayhem when a sorority prank goes crazy. Out to steal a trophy from a local bowling alley, the kids accidentally unleash the imp -- a sadistic little spirit with a diabolical sense of humor. He creates demons and loves sexy women. He's the original party animal, inviting you to come along and die laughing -- just like everybody else.
The Sorority Babes won't live through initiation, but don't blame that cute little killer. He's evil by nature and funny as hell. And even if you can take a joke, it kills you.Linnea Quigley, Andras Jones, Robin Rochelle, Hal Havins and Brinke Stevens star in the much anticipated Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama. Restored from the original 35mm camera negative and with some exclusive extra features, including the oldest Behind-The-Scenes feature Full Moon has ever presented, Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama is so funny it just might kill you!
The first thing I noticed with this film is that is stars 3 of the greatest scream queens around...Linnea Quigley, Brinke Stevens, and Michelle Bauer. They are staples of a lot of Full Moon films, so seeming them together in the same film was a lot of fun. In fact, everything about this film is a lot of fun! It was originally titled THE IMP as the film focuses on an imp that is released from a bowling trophy. I don't think the film ever explains why the imp is trapped in a bowling trophy, but being a Full Moon film, I didn't really expect it to! Ha! The imp is pretty evil, and turns some of the girls into demons, but he is pretty funny while doing it! He throws out the one liners and reminds me a lot of the Black Devil Doll.
The acting in the film leaves a lot to be desired, but that is expected with a cheesy 80's horror flick like this. It doesn't take away from the movie at all. The one thing that did bug me was the character of Jimmie played by Hal Havins. This is one of the most irritating characters I have seen in a while. Hal is the same person that plays Stooge in NIGHT OF THE DEMONS that also came out in 1988. He is the big, jock character. He is annoying in that film too, and he basically plays the same character in this film. Luckily, Jimmie is one of the first ones to fall victim to the imp, getting his head torn off by the demons and then having it used as a bowling ball!
While Jimmie's head might have been a gutter ball, SORORITY BABES IN THE SLIMEBALL BOWL-O-RAMA is a perfect strike in my opinion! It's a quick 80 minutes that is fun the entire running time. The film was recently released on a brand new Blu-ray and it is quite an improvement compared to the older DVD release. The Blu-ray contains the following special features:
* Tales from the Bowling Alley! Never-before-seen behind the scenes featurette!
* NEW audio commentary with director David DeCoteau, writer Sergei Hasenecz and Scream Queen Brinke Stevens.
* Full Moon Trailers
I need to point out that the behind the scenes featurette is an amazing addition to this Blu-ray. I am really surprised the filmmakers thought to film a behind the scenes feature way back in 1988. It is as much fun as the film is, especially the exclusive interview with the imp itself! This is a must have Blu-ray in my opinion!
CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to purchase the Blu-ray