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Satan's Cheerleaders (1977)

R | | 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 ... William 'Billy' Brooks - the custodian
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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When these girls raise hell... there's the devil to pay! See more »

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Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

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All the scenes at the high school were shot in a single 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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Who You Gonna Love Tonight
Sung by Sonoma
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Audi precas maos, Satana blessed be ...
29 October 2003 | by VibianaSee all my reviews

This one is a scream. It's in my schlock hall of fame collection. LOL

If you haven't seen Yvonne DeCarlo in full post-Lily-Munster devil-priestess regalia, about to be torn to shreds by Dobermans named Lucifer and Diablo (the writers weren't trusting us to be capable of interpreting subtleties here) and crying out "Satan, why hast thou forsaken me?" you just haven't lived.

But wait. There's more. How much would you pay for a defrocked Catholic priest-turned-Satan-worshiper who can't seem to shake the habit of crossing himself and who frets prissily over the prospect of the intended Cheap Ho cheer leaders -- who are currently escaping from the clutches of the coven -- being attacked by the killer Dobies ("Oh, we mustn't soil the maidens," he flutters)?

Or a cheer leading sponsor who seems to have stepped out of some bizarre Oral Roberts University parallel universe where she just can't IMAGINE the idea that wearing short skirts and tight sweaters and jumping high enough to show your underpants might be construed as provocative to the males of the species?

Or a speech-impaired school janitor (who spends his off hours slathered in the worst seventies polyester leisure outfits ever manufactured) who makes a stammering vow to avenge the students who make fun of him by turning them over to the high priest of the devil coven for justice?

How about a sheriff named "B.L. Bubb" (again with the aversion to subtlety) who has to be the most wooden performer since Adam West in "Batman" or Charlton Heston in "The Ten Commandments" -- maybe since he and Charlton shared the divine Miss DeCarlo as a wife, something in her aura caused them to be stricken with Over The Top Acting Syndrome?

Now how much would you pay? But then, I can't fault anyone, since I did shell out five bucks for this one on a remaindered supermarket video rack. And I probably would have gone as high as fifteen to claim this gem of Drive In Infamy for my personal collection. LOL


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1977 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$75,000 (estimated)
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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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