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sorority babes in the slimeball bowl o ramaFor today’s Cheeseball Cinema film, we continue to explore the great b-movies that made up most of the 80’s and what made the 80’s great in the first place. I had seen the title, Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-A-Rama, on IMDB and it peaked my interest almost immediately. The film follows five college co-eds and one bad ass chick in a mall that have to battle an evil genie of sorts. You see, all Lisa (Michelle Bauer) and Taffy (Brinke Stevens) want to do is join the top sorority of their college so they go endure Babs (Robin Stille) evil initiations. While this is going on three college losers Calvin (Andras Jones), Jimmy (Hal Havins), and Keith (John Stuart Wildman) decide to spy on the girls while this is going on, but the trio get caught by Babs. For punishment and as part of the initiations, she’ll make Lisa and Taffy go to the mall to steal a bowling trophy with the guys at the local mall. What they don’t know is while they try to steal a trophy, they let an evil imp out of the trophy and he plays evil games with them. The film also stars Kathi O’Brecht (Lady Avenger) as Rhonda, Carla Baron (Necromancer) as Frankie, Linnea Quigley (The Return Of The Living Dead) as Spider, George “Buck” Flowers (They Live) as the Janitor, and the film was directed by David DeCoteau (Puppet Master III).

Top: Brinke Stevens  Bottom: Michelle Bauer

Top: Brinke Stevens
Bottom: Michelle Bauer

There is a reason why this is a b-movie and not an a-lister because there is just way too much cheesiness, but I wouldn’t want it any other way for the fact that it gives life to Cheeseball Cinema. I am a huge fan of Linnea Quigley so just seeing her name alone on IMDB will get me to watch anything with her in it. As far as T&A goes, this movie has plenty of it in certain parts that will satisfy any fan of B-Movies. Some of the acting is pretty good while some leave more to be desired and some of the writing off dialogue could be the reason for that. I really liked the story and how it unfolded because it was actually a different take on horror films involving sororities if you think about it. Could have the imp been a little bit better than what was presented? I’m sure it could have, but with a short budget I’m sure there isnt much that they could have done with it unless that was the look they were going with. The voice of Uncle Impy was done by Michael Sonye (Surf Nazis Must Die) and he kind of gives the old imp a jive kind of attitude with his voice. He was definitely the comedic relief that this film needed for sure. In the end, I actually enjoyed watching this film at times while they are definitely things that I would have done differently. One of the cool things is where most fo the film takes place as it says Plaza Camino on a sign, but it is now known as Westfield Carlsbad in Carlsbad, CA if you’re into visiting real places movies were filmed. On a scale of one being close to an A-List Hollywood film and five being the cheesiest film of all time, I am going to give the film a 3.8 for a final grade.

Savage StreetsFor today’s Cheeseball Cinema film, I’ve been foaming at the mouth to be able to get a chance to see some of Linda Blair’s 80’s films since I had a huge crush on Linda Blair (Chained Heat) at one point in my life after seeing some pics of her in the 80’s. I’ve been waiting a long time to see the film Savage Streets which is a typical 80’s style vigilante action film that stars Linda Blair as the beautiful, but tough chick named Brenda. Brenda is just as caring as she is tough after all she has to constantly look out for her deaf sister Heather (Linnea Quigley) who was almost hit by some idiots in a gang called The Scars. After pissing her off over this, Brenda and her friends decide to get some revenge on the guys by stealing their car and trashing it which royally pisses off their leader Jake (Robert Dryer). In retaliation, Jake and the gang rape Brenda’s sister Heather and they kill her pregnant friend Francine (Lisa Freeman) which sets off a chain of events causing Brenda to declare war and revenge on the gang. The film also stars John Vernon (Fraternity Vacation) as Underwood, Johnny Venocur (Lord Of Illusions) as Vince, Sal Landi (Bulletproof) as Fargo, Scott Mayer as Red, Debra Blee (The Beach Girls) as Rachel, Ina Romeo (Escape From LA) as Stella, Luisa Leschin (Rain Man) as Maria, Mitch Carter (American Beauty) as Greg, Kristi Somers (Rumble Fish) as Valerie, Rebecca Perle (Not Of This Earth) as Cindi Clark, and the film was directed by Danny Steinmann (Friday The 13TH Part V: A New Beginning).

Linda Blair Savage StreetsI truly feel that ever since Death Wish with Charles Bronson was released in the US in 1974, that a lot of filmmakers felt that they could make some money with the Vigilante Action genre especially in the 80’s. You have to also remember that Class Of 1984 was released in 1982 and that was an amazing film that made the same kind of impact as Blackboard Jungle in 1955 and so you can see why Savage Streets was made. On of the things I always notice when watching a film for Cheeseball Cinema is the acting because it’s either too cheesy or just good enough and this film has to land in between both of those. Linda Blair tried to play this tough, bad ass bitch that you don’t mess with in this film while when her deaf sister shows up, you instantly see her soft side. Her character made more sense at times if the film was based in New York some where in the five boroughs. Other than that, the acting was actually pretty decent and the cinematography wasn’t too shabby either. One thing is for sure and that there is plenty of T&A and a really long scene that features a lot of ladies in the showers so you’ll be sure to enjoy it, but again I was more concerned in seeing the beautiful Linda Blair. The film does of course feature the scream queen herself right before what I consider to be her best role in The Return Of The Living Dead in Linnea Quigley and her world famous graveyard scene, but she does an amazing job in this movie playing the deaf and mute Heather. You can find this film on Youtube if you really want to check it out for yourself. On a scale of one being close to an A-List Hollywood film and five being the cheesiest film of all time, I am going to give the film a 2.4 for a final grade.

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summer campI started off the night watching Odd Balls, but quickly changed my mind when I found out how shitty of a Meatballs rip off that movie was. So for Cheeseball Cinema, I decided to watch a different film and we stick with the summer camp theme for the 1979 film Summer Camp. The director of a failing camp ground named Herman (John F. Goff) decides to invite campers from ten years before for a free weekend in hopes that they will work for free and get their families to donate money to keep the place alive. What he doesn’t expect to happen is all the shenanigans that go on when the boys and girls get into a bit of a prank war and for the fact that a lot of them are trying to score with other campers and the staff. The film stars Michael Abrams (Beverly Hills 90210) as Dr. Fox, Kashka Bartisick as Cindy, Verkina Flower (Silent Night, Deadly Night) as Muffy, Linnea Quigley (The Return Of The Living Dead) as Pam, Shelly Hart as Linda, Walt Hill (Up Yours) as George, Ray Holland (Futureworld) as Horse, Peter Lovett (Hollywood Deadbeat) as Steve, John Laughlin (Footloose) as Matt, Jacqueline Giroux (To Live And Die In LA) as Kim, Ralph von Albertson as Mike, and the film was directed and featured Chuck Vincent (Hollywood Hot Tubs) in the film as well.

Jacqueline Giroux CollageIf you love T&A, then this film is the absolute jackpot when it comes to that. It’s like an hour and the half of shenanigans and boobs. Jacqueline Giroux’s character in this film is on a constant sex hunt as she mates with every older guy there is in the film and some of the scenes are laughable. Then towards the end of the film it becomes a total score fest as everyone tries to score. Some of the quality of the film is a little bad, but it could be because of the source or Youtube, but some scenes are way too dark to see what is going on. The pranks really aren’t that great and they could have thought up of better ones to entertain us. The story in the film is OK and the acting isn’t half bad, but what do you expect from raunchy comedies like this one. Hopefully you don’t expect much because if you do this isn’t the film for you. Meatballs started a craze with summer camp themed raunchy comedies, but none can live up the name Meatballs even though they try to come close. On a scale of 1 being close to an A-list Hollywood film and 5 being the cheesiest film of all time, I am going to give this one a 4 only because Odd Balls would get a 5 for being complete garbage. Check it out on Youtube if you dare.

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eddies-top-5I decided for this week’s Eddie’s Top 5 that I would choose my top five zombie movies that I swear by. One of the reasons I love the zombie genre is for the fact that it’s one of those things that mankind has been wondering about for centuries. Will the dead come back to attack the living? Or is this going to be something that was done by man like the zombies in the Caribbean. The bible states that the dead will rise to punish the living or to vanquish the living (it’s one of the two) and that is something that has honestly scared the crap out of people for a very longtime. Don’t tell me that you never walked into a cemetery and wondered in your head,”is someone going to pop out of their grave and attack me?” I know that I have thought that every time I have ever driven past one. So, here is my top 5 zombie films:

5.The Serpent And The Rainbow– This was one of the films that introduced me to the idea that maybe zombies are real considering the legend in the Caribbean. In the film an anthropologist learns that a doctor in Haiti is turning people into zombies using a drug and black magic. The film stars Bill Pullman and it was directed by Wes Craven.

4. Dawn Of The Dead– This is the first of two George Romero films you’ll see on the list and definitely a favorite of mine. Four people are trapped in a mall with zombies on both the inside and out. A honest look at America’s obsession with malls and other useless crap. Check this one out and avoid the remake.

3. 28 Days Later– I will never forget how impressed I was with this film when it came out. I thought that director Danny Boyle took the zombie genre and he reinvented it with this masterpiece that starred Cillian Murphy as a guy who wakes up to find that the world he lived in is not the same. It was definitely a film that made you think about life and what the government feeds you. Think of flu shots and all the other crap they tell you to take.

2. Return Of The Living Dead– As campy as this film may have been in it’s time and today, I still love the film. I remember the first time I watched this during a sleepover. I was mesmerized and couldn’t stop chanting BRAINS all the time. These guys took what George Romero did and they ran with it. They made it look as if the government was behind all of it by a chemical that regenerates the dead. The film was directed by Dan O’Bannon and it stars the legend Clu Gulager and a sexy scene featuring scream queen Linnea Quigley.

1. Night Of The Living Dead– One of the first zombie movies that I got attached to and it introduced me to the man that made the Zombie genre what it is today in George Romero. It featured the first black man to ever be the star of a huge horror film in Duane Jones and George looked to break conventions with this film. One of the greatest ever!!!

 

dead heatDead Heat was a 1988 comedy action movie that takes the zombie genre to a completely different place than we’re used to. The movie was directed by Mark Goldblatt (Piranha) and it stars Treat Williams (Once Upon A Time In America) as Roger Mortis and Joe Piscopo (Johnny Dangerously) as Doug Bigelow, a couple of cops that stumble upon a case they didn’t ask for. They go to what they think is a routine robbery, but when they shoot the suspects they don’t die. The robbers are guys that have been brought back to life to do their master’s bidding. On the investigation Doug stumbles on one of the zombies that is really big and ugly. When Roger tries to save him, he gets locked in a room and he dies only to be brought back to life. The only problem is that he only has 12 hours to find the people behind this or his body will decompose. The movie also stars the legend, the late Vincent Price, Lindsay Frost (The Ring), Darren McGavin (Billy Madison), Professor Toru Tanaka (Wrestler and Actor) as The Butcher, and Martha Quinn (MTV VJ) as a reporter and an un-credited appearance by Linnea Quigley (A Nightmare On Elm Street IV).

dead heat 2The film is really goofy and I knew it was going to be with Joe Piscopo in the film, but I do have to say that I really liked it. It was a new take for Zombie movies and it was nice to see one of the all time greats in Vincent Price make an appearance. Their were some corny and cheesy typical cop interaction scenarios like the cop who runs into the girl that works either as another cop or a coroner and she is mad because he doesn’t call type of stuff. One of the more amusing scenes comes in the butcher shop when our dynamic duo has to battle headless chickens, what I assume is a headless buffalo or cow, and some angry duck heads. One of the coolest scenes in the film comes towards the end when someone actually decomposes (I won’t give away who). It’s not that bad of a film, but I can see why it didn’t win an Oscar. The MVP of the film goes to Treat Williams who did an amazing job in the film, he really shined towards the end. In the tradition of Cheeseball Cinema, On a scale of 1 being close to an A-List film and 5 being the cheesiest film of all time, I am giving this film a 2.5

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Return-of-the-Living-Dead-1For this weeks edition of Cheeseball Cinema, I decided to watch and review two of my favorite horror movies and I decided to the watch the both of them consecutively. The first one pairs up Thom Matthews (Friday The 13TH Part 6) and James Karen (Poltergeist) for the first time in the series as two bumbling idiots that work in a warehouse that contains cadavers and various other medical school supplies. The two of them manage to release a gas from one of the containers in the basement that contains a zombie. The movie also stars scream queen Linnea Quigley (Nightmare On Elm Street 4), Clu Gulager (Nightmare On Elm Street 2), Don Calfa (Weekend At Bernies), and John Philbin (Point Break). They all have to scramble and figure out what exactly they are going to do to stay alive. One of the key elements of this film that I found fascinating was that the zombies in this film were actually pretty smart. They planned an ambush against the paramedics and all the cops there was in Louisville and they actually succeeded at it. These zombies can talk and communicate unlike zombies from other films like The Night Of The Living Dead films. They even try and give you an angle where

return 2One of my favorite scenes in this film is the graveyard scene with Linnea Quigly. I truly believe that it’s that monumental of a scene because of what she does and what it sets up. I truly believe that Linnea was willing to do what ever it took when it came to film. The first part of the scene she is telling Spider (Miguel A. Nunez Jr.) that dying must suck and that her worst nightmare (or Death) would be to have a bunch of old guys all around her, eating her alive. She then gets up, strips completely naked, and dances in the graveyard. One of the other things I noticed in this film is that the acting was pretty good, it was almost flawless considering the people they casted for the roles in the film. The only zombie that I liked in this film was the one that came out of the container. I think he was the coolest looking zombie where as most of the zombies in this film looked like freshly buried corpses. This definitely improves when we get into the second film in the series. There is a line in the film that is said in this film and repeated in the second film by the same two guys. I’ll explain it in my review of the second film. On a scale of 1 being almost a hollywood film to 5 being the cheesiest film of all time, I give this one a 1.5.

Return-of-the-Living-Dead-pt-IIThe second of the two films once again stars Thom Matthews and James Karen this time as Joey and Eddie where as they were Freddie and Frank in the first film. These two play a couple of grave robbers in this film, but the breaking of the cannister is not their faults this time. A couple of kids stumble upon the container that has fallen out of an army truck and they bi-accidently open the container releasing the gas upon them. Joey and Eddie are hanging inside of a mausoleum when the gas enters inside and they breath in the gas once again turning the two of them in zombies. One of the lines that I love in this film that was said in the first film was Joey (Freddy in the 1st) tells Eddie that he’s a stupid asshole and Eddie tells him, “Watch your tongue, if you like this job boy.” Of course he replies to the extent that he does not love his job. I found that very odd about this film. Well now it’s up Lucy (Marhsa Dietlein), her brother Johnny (Michael Kenworthy), the cable guy Tom (Dana Ashbrook), and the doctor (Philip Bruns) to try and survive this zombie attack. I would have mentioned Joey’s girlfriend Brenda (Suzanne Snyder), but you’ll see what happens to her in this film.

rotld-22There’s no hot punk girl in this film getting naked and dancing in a graveyard, but I have always thought that this film was just as good as the first one. The zombies are definitely an improvement from the first to this one. One of my favorite scenes in this film is when the zombie is trying to attack Tom and the TV turns on to reveal an aerobics lesson. Every single zombie in the room gets distracted by it and Tom is able to escape. The other thing that I found very interesting and you would only get it if you’ve seen both films is when Eddie and Joey are together in pain because they are becoming zombies. Joey turns to Eddie and tells him that this all seems very familiar like we’ve gone through this before. I thought that was awesome although I wondered of this was a genuine sequel or a do over for the producers. One of the other elements I enjoyed was them throwing in the zombie Michael Jackson at the end considering Michael was huge at the time of the release of this film. You should definitely check out both of these films. Even though, they are a little cheesy, their still a lot of fun to watch. On a scale of 1 being close to a Hollywood film to 5 being the cheesiest film of all time, I give this one a 1.5 as well.

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