Passionate archeology students search the Burbank mountains for Angela's Jewel Box, an artifact created by the King's Sorceress. It was lost by New World explorers in 1774. Now, modern air pollution has warped the strange powers of the box, giving any female who touches its glistening jewels the urge to eat men. Good-natured Gary finds the box. Frustrated with his sexy girlfriend Samantha's cold shoulder, he offers it to her competitor Janet, in exchange for sex. He barely escapes, suddenly realizing he's about to be fillet mignon. Gary accidentally drops jewels throughout Burbank, leaving a trail of "man-hungry" babes in his wake. Girls turn into shameless cannibals on the street, at the beach and even in a Burbank Bar. A mysterious drifter with a secret and the girl he loves are the only hope to destroy the box. They must submerge the box in sea water to destroy its evil powers before it's too late. Written by
While the acting is inconsistent, at least most of the cast give a strong effort, with Heidi Brucker (as Samantha) and Danilo Mancinelli (as Zack) doing an excellent job under the circumstances. The music seems to be a mix of original material (by a number of different artists) and library material, but it's introduced well and punctuates a few scenes impressively. It's also shot in a number of attractive locations throughout Burbank, and the choice to film most scenes in the daytime at least helps avoid many of the lighting issues which affect many low-budget productions.
Worth a watch if you are into the Campy Horror type Genre from the 80's. Though, it is an ambitious attempt at horror comedy, Bloodsucking Babes from Burbank wears its intentions on its sleeve, but is neither funny enough - nor scary enough - to be anything but a confusing mish-mash of genres.
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