Cult Movies 101- Episode 18: Assault of the Killer Bimbos

bimbosAll right, let’s face facts: If you’re renting “Assault of the Killer Bimbos,” then it is safe to assume that your not expecting “Howard’s End” or “Sense and Sensibility.” This is the type of film where people must lower their expectations to reach the actual title, but once you do it, it’s very easy to get caught up in this campy, delightful little movie. (Especially if you’re curious to know what exactly a killer bimbo is.)

Two go-go dancers are mistaken for stone-cold killers when their shady boss turns up dead. The two flee on a cross-country trip to Mexico until their names can be cleared in the states. Along the way they abduct a waitress, who is eager to join the posse, find romance with some stoned surfers, get involved in high-speed pursuits with the cops and try to ignore the Mexican gigolo/hotel manager.

This movie actually takes a break from the high-speed chases so that the three women can pull over and make each other over like they are having a slumber party, which is set to groovy and cheesy ’80s music. Now, keep in mind just how silly this scene appears to be, and you’re probably already smiling at the thought of seeing this flick.

Then it is filled with off-the-wall dialogue, such as “Oh no, a bimbo with a gun!”

The picture speeds past you before there is time to realize what you may have just watched, and that is completely fine. What that actually means is that you had a good time in spite of yourself.

This was released as part of Full Moon’s “Cult Video Bimbo Movie” series, which was apparently devoted to releasing films that involved sorority babes, galactic gigolos, slave girls, cannibal women and many more unique characters the average film-goer rarely is allowed a chance to see.

It is important to note that the stoner surfer character of Wayne-O is played by future director of “The Notebook,” Nick Cassavetes. Another person to look for in the movie is Paul Ben-Victor as a sleazy customer. He has a very prominent role on the hit USA series “In Plain Sight”.

All of these elements combined provide one truly fun experience for the cult-film lover, and it is truly sad that the intended sequel, “Bimbo Barbecue,” was never filmed. Whether that title appears at the end as a joke or an honest sequel idea may never be cleared up.

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I have always had a tremendous passion for the cinema. For me, movies provide a great escape. When done right, the characters and stories are something that I am instantly drawn into. Over the years, I’ve unintentionally become a movie encyclopedia that I often find myself the recipient of late night phone calls from my friends while at Blockbuster [One such conversation between the Editor of this site and the film “Redbelt” immediately comes to mind.] As far as my preferences go however, I love both the cult cinema and the classics. My love of film ranges from features such as “Amadeus” to “Sorority Babes in the Slime Ball Bowl-A- Rama.” I have a long range of film heroes as well that include, Michael J. Fox, Lloyd Kaufman, Robby Benson, Michael Caine and Jeff Bridges. On this site, I hope to teach people about cult cinema and have them rent films that they normally would not, turning you into the monster that I have become. Someday, I hope to be the star and director of my cult film, employing the old stop motion techniques used in films like “Flesh Gordon.”

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I have always had a tremendous passion for the cinema. For me, movies provide a great escape. When done right, the characters and stories are something that I am instantly drawn into. Over the years, I’ve unintentionally become a movie encyclopedia that I often find myself the recipient of late night phone calls from my friends while at Blockbuster [One such conversation between the Editor of this site and the film “Redbelt” immediately comes to mind.] As far as my preferences go however, I love both the cult cinema and the classics. My love of film ranges from features such as “Amadeus” to “Sorority Babes in the Slime Ball Bowl-A- Rama.” I have a long range of film heroes as well that include, Michael J. Fox, Lloyd Kaufman, Robby Benson, Michael Caine and Jeff Bridges.

On this site, I hope to teach people about cult cinema and have them rent films that they normally would not, turning you into the monster that I have become.

Someday, I hope to be the star and director of my cult film, employing the old stop motion techniques used in films like “Flesh Gordon.”

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