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Satan's Cheerleaders (1977)

PG | | Comedy, Horror | June 1977 (USA)
The janitor at a local high school is actually the scout for a coven of Satanists on the lookout for a virgin to sacrifice. One day he kidnaps the cheerleading squad to use for their ... See full summary »

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Greydon Clark
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Ireland ... The Sheriff
Yvonne De Carlo ... Emmy / Sheriff's Wife / High Priestess
Jack Kruschen ... Billy - the Janitor
John Carradine ... The Bum
Sydney Chaplin ... Monk
Jacqulin Cole ... Ms. Johnson
Kerry Sherman ... Patti
Hillary Horan Hillary Horan ... Chris
Alisa Powell Alisa Powell ... Debbie
Sherry Marks Sherry Marks ... Sharon
Lane Caudell Lane Caudell ... Stevie (as Lane Cordell)
Joseph Carlo Joseph Carlo ... Coach
Michael Donovan O'Donnell Michael Donovan O'Donnell ... Farmer (as Michael Donavan O'Donnell)
Robin Greer Robin Greer ... Baker Girl
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The janitor at a local high school is actually the scout for a coven of Satanists on the lookout for a virgin to sacrifice. One day he kidnaps the cheerleading squad to use for their rituals. However, unbeknownst to the devil-worshipers, one of the cheerleaders is actually a witch, and has plans of her own for the Satanists. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Funnier than "The Omen"... scarier than "Silent Movie". See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Djävulens hejaklack See more »

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Budget:

$75,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

All of John Carradine's scenes were shot in half a day. See more »

Quotes

The Sheriff: That damn woman!
Monk: Yes, I know what you mean.
The Sheriff: What, you? You're a monk!
Monk: Well, I'm very well read... and I dream.
[smiles]
Monk: I dream a lot.
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Hell, yeah!
26 February 2005 | by lazarilloSee all my reviews

With all the movies that came out in the 70's about satanic cults and sexy cheerleaders it was almost inevitable that someone would make a satanic cheerleader movie. It's only surprising that it took so long. This movie starts out as typical cheerleader sexploitation. It's tamer than most (I think it was originally rated "PG"!) with only brief snatches of nudity in an unusually circumspect shower scene and a lot of up-the-skirt camera shots. It certainly doesn't hold a candle to some of the earlier cheerleader films (which border on softcore porn), but it does have the usual atrocious acting, groan-inducing jokes and sexual double-entendres, and godawful 70's music.

It would be a waste-of-time T and A film (with precious little T or A)if not for an interesting turn halfway through where the cheerleaders'bus breaks down on the way to a game and they have a run-in with a small-town satanic cult(lead by b-movie luminaries like John Ireland,Yvonne DeCarlo, and John Carradine). Hilariously, the cult is looking for an "unsullied maiden" to sacrifice to Satan (if they'd seen one of these cheerleader movies they'd definitely look somewhere else). This satanic subplot is not the least bit scary, but it is enjoyably cheesy and the jokes start to hit more than miss. "They're all of them witches!" one especially dumb cheerleader says, making an unintentional allusion to the granddaddy of all devil movies, "Rosemary's Baby". Another girl is quite indignant that the cult wants to use her as a virgin sacrifice: "I'm no maiden--I've been a cheerleader for three years!".

If you're a pervert with a cheerleader fetish you're probably better off sticking to stronger stuff like the original "The Cheerleaders" (or a hardcore porn movie like "Debbie Does Dallas"), but if you enjoy ridiculous devil movies and/or cheesy 70's flicks like I do, you'll no doubt find this to be a pleasant little diversion.


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