Cult Movies 101- Episode 15: Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama
It is pretty easy to tell what “Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama” is about when you first glance at the title, and it is a movie that delivers what it initially promises. Not only that, but it is the stuff that B-movie lovers dream about.
The devilish, unique and funny premise involves three bored nerds that decide to go spy on the sorority’s hazing rituals. Once there, the greedy nerds decide to work their way up to the bathroom to watch the women shower. (They and the audience certainly catch an eye full.) They are caught by the lead sister of the sorority, then the nerds are forced into helping the girls steal a trophy from the local mall for the initiation process. Once there, they met a female burglar named Spider (Linnea Quigley, “Savage Streets”, “Return of the Living Dead”), a foul-mouthed janitor and a deadly, wisecracking imp. The imp grants them wishes before he unleashes his true dark side.
Is the movie really this strange?
It is a very strange movie, but is truthfully a rollicking good time. It carries all the elements for a great B movie, including nudity, gore, a sleazy janitor, nerds and two scream queens (Quigley and Brinkie Stevens).
An amusing side note: Stevens actually acquired a degree in marine biology before somehow getting involved in the universe of the direct-to-video scream queens.
The film is filled with uninteresting stereotypical characters that one relishes in seeing the demise of. The uncouth fat nerd, the horny nerd, the smartypants and the snobbish sorority girls all help you root for the imp.
However, the film did provide two main characters for us to invest in. First we have Calvin, played excellently by Andras Jones (“Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master”). He is the lovable and caring nerd that everyone seems to make fun of, but when the chips are down, he becomes a kind of hero. A supporting hero, but nevertheless an important adversary for the imp.
The leading hero in the film is Quigley, and this is one of the few horror movies that allowed for a female hero. She is tough as nails and refuses to let the imp win, and even pushes Calvin to stay strong. Of course, the male audience is treated to a few cat fights along the way.
A romantic element is added when Spider and Calvin form one of the most unlikely screen couples, but this really is all the audiences could want after their hellish night.
All of this is provided in just under 80 minutes, and is sure to put a smile on your face. It may leave you wondering how it got financed or how you pitch a movie such as “Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama.” But truthfully, that is not your concern.