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Schoolgirls in Chains (1973)

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Two deranged brothers, who are under the domineering influence of their crazed mother, kidnap young girls and keep them captive in chains in their basement, where they subject them to depraved "games" that often end in torture and murder.

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Frank Barrows
John Parker ...
John Barrows (as John Stoglin)
Stafford Morgan ...
Robert Matthews (as Robert Mathews)
Suzanne Lund ...
Ginger
Cheryl Waters ...
Bonnie (as Leah Tate)
Merrie Lynn Ross ...
Sue (as Lynn Ross)
T.R. Blackburn ...
Stevie
Greta Gaylord ...
Mother
Sara Lane ...
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Irv Saunders ...
(as Ervin Sanders)
Herb Goldstein
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Two deranged brothers, who are under the domineering influence of their crazed mother, kidnap young girls and keep them captive in chains in their basement, where they subject them to depraved "games" that often end in torture and murder.

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The scene with Ginger being raped on the coach by Frank had to be cut by thirty seconds in order to avoid an X rating. See more »

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One Life to Live
Written by Josef Powell
Sung by Josef Powell
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Tedious but genuine Grindhouse-era Sleaze
10 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although this Grindhouse-era sleazer is the genuine article, and features enough griminess and mysogeny to merit its title, the film's relative tameness and tediousness made for a fatiguing watch. As such, this trash is recommended only to genre completists. The women are mixed, from very hot to rather plain, and they seem to be dispatched in order of their overall sexiness. That said, however, there isn't a lot of violence here, with the majority of the encounters relegated to generic harassment and lame-o psychological domineering. The story involves a pair of backwoods brothers, whose mentally ill, incestuous mother has twisted them into dementia. After years of abuse, the brothers eventually find solace in kidnapping young women and keeping them captive in a makeshift cellar, visiting them periodically for faux-childish "playtime," which involves anything from kiddie-style doctor scenarios, unwholesome "hide-and-seek" stuff, with the brother's shooting one girl as she runs away; and miscellaneous intimidation and humiliation. There is a decent amount of nudity, but no more so than your average grindhouse flick. The dialog and scene structures are repetitive, and the story is basically a joke. In the end, this one looks fugly and sounds fugly, and you'll spend the majority of the time just admiring the 70's skin. Been there, done that, friends, and I've seen it done a whole lot better than "Schoolgirls in Chains." Unless you just have to see every entry from the sleazier end of the Grindhouse front, you can pass on this one. ---|--- Was this review helpful?


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