Sorority Girls and the Creature from Hell
Director: John McBrearty
Written by: John McBrearty
Weapon of Choice: Hands
Based upon: Original
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Now begins the epic known as Sorority Girls and the Creature from Hell. So, an escaped prisoner runs through the mountains, trying to evade capture. Meanwhile, an anthropologist stumbles onto some ancient indian artifacts in a cave. Meanwhile, a group of girls decide to go to a mountain cabin for the weekend. Meanwhile, two buddies go to a bar and get drunk. Meanwhile, police are looking for the prisoner. Meanwhile, a scary old man is wandering around in the hills. Meanwhile, a couple of the girls have their car break down and meet a dumb guy with a dog who can't stop talking about fishing. Meanwhile, one of the girls takes off her top at least eighty times, possibly to make up for the fact that none of the other female characters get naked. Sometime after that, the film ends.
The only good thing going for this movie was its title (and to be honest, how great IS it?). This was one bad movie. From the first excruciatingly lame gunfight (none of the guns actually fired) to the elementary school play-worthy evil artifact (whose eyes glowed with the odd shape and quality of automobile headlights), it was like a slap to the face of even BAD horror filmmaking. There were no scares. The monster spent most of its time looking stupidly from side to side, and the rest of the time ineptly tried to strangle people half his size. The ending was just terrible, a ten minute denouement of what happened after, leading up to a sequel setup that could have been told in thirty seconds.
I was just glad tyranist and I were back together again to experience this.
It would have been too difficult alone.
I'd Recommend It To: Do I have to recommend it to anyone?
The tyranist's thoughts
I was so excited to see this movie that I almost didn't wait until Rish was going to be in town to watch it. I'm glad I waited though. Sharing the pain made it easier to bear.
About fifty unrelated subplots feed into this and really only create a mess that couldn't be sorted out by any sane person. All I was looking for was a good T&A slasher. It isn't to be found. The core premise is bad to start with and I'm really only guessing at what the premise was. The use of sorority girls in the title could probably be declared false advertising since they had little to do with the plot. The monster was abominably bad, the acting even worse. About the only thing going for the movie is the pretty mountain setting and even that disappears once night falls.
There are so many better movies out there, including most T&A slashers. Go ahead and rent this one if you want, but I must insist that you not complain to us. We told you it would be like that.
Total Skulls: 47
|Rips off earlier film|
|Horror film showing on TV/in theater in movie|
|Future celebrity appears|
|Former celebrity appears|
|Girl unnecessarily gets naked|
|Death associated with sex|
|Unfulfilled promise of nudity|
|Characters forget about threat|
|Power is cut|
|Phone lines are cut|
|Someone investigates a strange noise|
|Someone runs up stairs instead of going out front door|
|Camera is the killer|
|Victims cower in front of a window/door|
|Victim locks self in with killer|
|Victim running from killer inexplicably falls|
|Toilet stall scene|
|Car stalls or won't start|
|Cat jumps out|
|Stupid discovery of corpse|
|No one believes only witness|
|Crazy, drunk, old man knows the truth|
|Music detracts from scene|
|Death in first five minutes|
|x years before/later|
|Dark and stormy night|
|Killer doesn't stay dead|
|Killer wears a mask|
|Killer is in closet|
|Killer is in car with victim|
|Villain is more sympathetic than heroes|
|Blood hits camera|
|Poor death effect|
|No one dies at all|
|Little kid lamely survives|
|Dog/Pet miraculously survives|
|"It was all a dream" ending|
|Unbelievably happy ending|
|Unbelievably crappy ending|
|What the hell?|