Written by: Michael Den Boer on April 10th, 2012
Theatrical Release Date: USA, 1988
Director: David DeCoteau
Writer: Sergei Hasenecz
Cast: Andras Jones, Linnea Quigley, Robin Stille, Hal Havins, John Stuart Wildman, Brinke Stevens, Michelle Bauer, Kathi O’Brecht, Carla Baron, George ‘Buck’ Flower, Michael Sonye
DVD released: April 2nd, 2012
Approximate running time: 76 Minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Full Frame
Sound: Dolby Digital Mono English
DVD Release: 88 Films
Region Coding: Region 0 PAL
Retail Price: £9.97
Synopsis: Two sorority pledges are paired up with three Horney nerds for their final initiation test. They are given the task of stealing a trophy from a bowling that is located inside of a mall. Unfortunately for them they get more than they bargained for. When they accidently free an imprisoned Imp from the trophy they were trying to steal.
I can remember just like it was yesterday. The first time I stumbled upon a copy of Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama at a local mom and pop video store in the early 1990’s. Whether it be the film’s eye catching cover or my then infatuation with the one of the actresses featured in the film, Michelle Bauer (Cafe Flesh, Nightmare Sisters). There has since day one been something that I have found oddly endearing and most importantly entertaining about Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama.
The film was directed by David DeCoteau a prolific filmmaker, who began his career as a production assistant for Roger Corman’s New World Pictures. From their he made the transition to directing, albeit X rated films at first. He would then get his second big break, when he paired of with film producer Charles Band. With their first of many collaborations being Creepozoids.
From a visual stand point, Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama never strays too far away from its bread and butter. It female cast and their more than ample amount of sex appeal. Sure when it comes to other areas like gore. This film does tend to be pretty lean in this regard. On the other hand, this film should not be viewed as a Horror film per say. Since the subject matter in this film is most definitely played for laughs. And as in some instances the subject matter is meant to arouse the viewer.
Performance wise, the entire cast are all very enjoyable in their respective roles, especially Linnea Quigley (Night of the Demons) in the role of Spider a tough a nails delinquent. Another performance of substantial note is Michelle Bauer in the role of Lisa, one of the pledges that have been given the task of stealing a trophy from the blowing alley.
And while there is no denying that Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama is nothing more than trashy fun. Just how much fun can be had if really up to the viewer. So sit back, turn off your mind and enjoyed the ride.
Note: This review is based on a test disc and may not be representative of the final product.
88 Films presents Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama in a 1.33:1 full frame aspect ratio. Colors and flesh tones look accurate, details look crisp and there are no problems with compression.
This release comes with one audio option, a Dolby Digital mono mix in English. There are no problems with background noise or distortion and dialog comes through clearly.
Extras for this release include a trailer for the film and trailers for Evil Bong 2: King Bong, Evil Bong 3: The Wrath of the Bong, Tourist Trap, Puppet Master, Gingerdead Man, Gingerdead Man 2: The Passion of the Crust, Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Clever, The Pit and the Pendulum, Castle Freak and Skull Heads. Overall Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama gets a good audio / video presentation from 88 Films