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The Majorettes (1987)

R | | Action, Crime, Horror | March 1987 (UK)
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A high school majorettes are being methodically killed by a mysterious masked figure. Meanwhile, a local gang are involved in suspicious activities around the school.

Director:

S. William Hinzman (as Bill Hinzman)

Writers:

John A. Russo (novel) (as John Russo), John A. Russo (screenplay) (as John Russo)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Kindlin Kevin Kindlin ... Jeff Halloway
Terrie Godfrey Terrie Godfrey ... Vicky McAllister
Mark V. Jevicky Mark V. Jevicky ... Sheriff Braden
Sueanne Seamens Sueanne Seamens ... Judy Marino
Denise Huot Denise Huot ... Helga Schuler
Carl Hetrick Carl Hetrick ... Roland Martell
Mary Jo Limpert Mary Jo Limpert ... Marie Morgan
Harold K. Keller Harold K. Keller ... Harry Schuler
Tom E. Desrocher Tom E. Desrocher ... Mace Jackson
Jacqueline Bowman Jacqueline Bowman ... Nicole Hendricks
Colin Martin Colin Martin ... Tommy Harvack
Zachary Mott Zachary Mott ... Bart
Tom Madden Tom Madden ... Teela
M. Therian M. Therian ... Hank
Dana Maiello Dana Maiello ... Barbara
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Storyline

A hooded psycho killer is going around killing the members of a high school cheerleading squad in a small western Pennsylvania town. While the local sheriff and a federal officer investigate the killings, other going ons around them include a greedy nurse ploting to kill her employer and daughter for a piece of an inherentence while the nurse's creepy son stumbles upon a clue in the killings. Among the various other red herrings include a local biker gang that's suspected in the killings which complicates matters for the police and all the persons involved. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Sis, Boom, Blood. You're Dead!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1987 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

One by One See more »

Filming Locations:

Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Budget:

$85,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Goofs

Locker room scene where a girl is alone and undressing, wraps towel around her then takes off her panties and then walks to shower room. Then gets into shower with panties still on. See more »

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Referenced in 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days: Flesheater (1988) (2012) See more »

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Dance of the Ancients
Music Composed and Performed by Mark Harbst
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OK, so it's not a great movie....
28 September 2002 | by mattymatt4everSee all my reviews

It's not even a good movie. To many standards, this would be considered a bad movie, bordering on awful. But it's intention was B-horror, so what can you really say? To be fair, my review is a tad biased, since I've been reading a book called "Making Movies" by John Russo, the writer of the screenplay and the novel. He discusses the making of this movie in several chapters, and hence I became hugely interested in checking out this obscure horror flick. So I bought a copy of the video on Amazon.com for a cheap price, eager to add it to my collection. I always enjoy (being an avid video/DVD collector) having movies in my collection that virtually no one has heard about. Hell, there are people out there who aren't avid video/DVD collectors who have movies like "Gladiator" and "Independence Day" in their collections. So I don't want to jump on the bandwagon. Besides, I'm always curious (outside the collection circle) about obscure independent and low-budget films. So the minute I received "The Majorettes" in the mail, I was more than psyched to watched it right away.

Needless to say, this is a truly amateurish work. The dialogue is horrible and the acting is even worse. The film itself isn't very well made, but the atrocious acting was so bad that it distracted me from the cheesy aesthetics. But at least I got some laughs out the deal, though unintentional. The death scenes were poorly edited. They were edited somewhat like a R-rated movie edited for television, cutting mostly to close-ups and medium shots of the killer, until we finally cut to the knife being slashed across the victim's neck. Then we see a little blood. That's the only gore we see, and I'm sure that's due to poor production values. We basically just see the victims drenched in blood, to let it be self-explanatory that the victims got stabbed in other places. But the only effect the director was able to pull off was the neck-slashing.

The plot is flimsy, full of way-too-obvious red herrings (the evil nurse, the creepy janitor, the fanatical priest--just to name a few), and when we finally discover who the killer is, we don't have a clue as to what his/her motive was. It's basically just thrown in there to have the audience go, "Wow! I had no clue he/she was the killer!" I was definitely surprised to find out who the real killer was. I just didn't think it made much sense. And towards the third act, the plot meanders, totally abandoning the majorette-killer premise and seguing into another subplot.

So I have a lot of bad things to say, regarding to how this movie was made. Who wouldn't? I think a better approach would've been camp horror, rather than serious horror. But I got enough laughs from the bad acting (the actors literally never change expression and sound more like they're running through a first read-through) and didn't really need the actors to wink at me and confirm that they're in on the joke. Nevertheless, it has a certain so-bad-it's-good quality. It's like a train wreck. It's really bad, but you just want to see what happens and who gets out alive. I ain't gonna lie, this movie really interested me, in the way that monster movies used to interest audiences back in the 50's. So if you're looking for fun, B-movie entertainment--then I would recommend checking it out. But there's one other minor criticism I have to let out: the lack of gratuitous nudity. There is nudity in the film, but it's not exploitative. If this were a first-rate, or even second-rate, film that would be a good thing. Basically, you see the sides of the girls' breasts, but rarely do we see frontal nudity. Call me a perv, but if you're gonna make a bad B-movie, you may as well thrown in a ton of nudity. It's not like feminists are gonna be watching this!

My score: 5 (out of 10)


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