Monday, December 3, 2012

Sorority Babes in the Dance-A-Thon of Death (1991)


Pack: Tomb of Terrors
Disc: 9

Subgenre(s): Comedy(?)

Year: 1991

Rated: R
Length: 70 minutes

Director: Todd Sheets
Writers: Todd Sheets, Misty Wolfe
Starring: Kelly Hodges, Lisa Krueger, Holly Star

Synopsis: Four sorority sisters conjure up a demon from hell from within an ancient crystal ball. However, one of the sisters is changed into a rampaging ghoul bent on raising hell through partying! Only two elderly antique dealers can rescue the gals (and sex-wanting frat boys) from certain doom, but not until they've taken their ghoulfest to the discotheque and turned it into the dance-a-thon of death!

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Review: Obviously cashing in on the amusing title of Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1988) and bizarrely produced by the director of that movie, David DeCoteau, Sorority Babes in the Dance-A-Thon of Death is just awful in every way. The two movies have very little in common other than both being crap, but Sorority Babes in the Dance-A-Thon of Death takes the amateurishness to a whole new level.

The acting is particularly horrible if you can even hear the dialogue, and there are no effects worth mentioning since it's hard to see anything either. It's all very fuzzy, too dark in a lot of places, and the camerawork is all over the place.

Along the way, the dialogue homages (or rather just blatantly rips-off) Wayne's World and The Evil Dead while the action, such as it is, just involves a lot of running in and out of doorways or up and down stairs.

The standouts are the old bickering couple who would be funny if they could deliver their lines with any comedic timing. As it is, they are as embarrassing as the other non-actors and pudgy-faced bimbos. One of their scenes end with Todd Sheets yelling "Cut!" which is the only amusement to be had.

The hottest babe is Lisa Krueger. This is her only film so make the most of it. A few of the other cast members (although not many of them) are allegedly in other movies by Todd Sheets. Why anyone would choose to watch them in anything else defies all logic anyway. Nobody can act in this so who cares?

If you can force yourself to watch Sorority Babes in the Dance-A-Thon of Death, there is actually a story to it which doesn't have anything to do with the more interesting prologue or title. There isn't much of a "Dance-A-Thon" unless you count the couple of minutes that three girls dance together, and there's not much death either so be prepared to get very bored. The worst crime is that there's no nudity.

Sorority Babes in the Dance-A-Thon of Death is really just another "possessed girl goes on a killing spree" slasher much like a cheaper version of Night of the Demons but with a different ending.

Most Memorable Moment(s): The Twister game.

Originality: None since it's a kind of sequel.

Best Line(s): "Great. Now we have this nympho, psycho, demon from Hell on our butts, and I can't afford to lose what butt I have."
Worst Line(s): "We're not worthy! We're not worthy!"

Best Effect(s): A wooden stake getting pushed into one guy's mouth.
Worst Effect(s): Strobe lights during the exorcism.

Goriness (out of 10): 1
Sexiness (out of 10): 1
Profanities (out of 10): 1

Hottest Actor/Actress: Lisa Krueger as Beverly.


Picture Quality: Poor
Audio Quality: Poor

Rating (out of 10): 1

Trailer: None
IMDb or Wiki: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0196964/

Final Thoughts: Too dark too see anything, too quiet to hear anything.

3 comments:

  1. looks more like a home movie than an actual full length feature.

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    1. Yes, indeed it does. 99% of the movies on this blog look like that. :)

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  2. It wasn't a wooden stake it was a chalkboard eraser.

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