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Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1988)

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As part of a sorority ritual, pledges and their male companions steal a trophy from a bowling alley; unbeknownst to them, it contains a devilish imp who makes their lives a living Hell.

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David DeCoteau

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Sergei Hasenecz
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Andras Jones ... Calvin
Linnea Quigley ... Spider
Robin Stille ... Babs Peterson (as Robin Rochelle)
Hal Havins ... Jimmie
John Stuart Wildman John Stuart Wildman ... Keith
Brinke Stevens ... Taffy
Michelle Bauer ... Lisa (as Michelle McClellen)
Kathi O'Brecht Kathi O'Brecht ... Rhonda
Carla Baron Carla Baron ... Frankie
George 'Buck' Flower ... Janitor (as C.D. LaFleur)
Michael Sonye Michael Sonye ... Uncle Impie (The Imp) (voice) (as Dukey Flyswatter)
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Three frat boys sneak into the Tri-Delt sorority to witness the initiation of new pledges and are caught. The pledges must go to the local bowling lane and steal a trophy, aided by the unwanted frat boys. An accident causes the trophy to break, releasing an evil imp who then begins wreaking havoc with the teens, who begin suffering an attrition problem. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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In a bowling alley from Hell, there's only one way to score... See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Imp See more »

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Budget:

$90,000 (estimated)
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Mono

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1.85 : 1
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Director David DeCoteau wanted to work with Linnea Quigley so much that he handed her the script and told her she could play any character she wanted. She eventually decided on Spider. See more »

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Janitor: God damn that fucking imp!
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Alternate Versions

The 1988 UK Colorbox video release (as "The Imp") was cut by 1 min 9 secs by the BBFC with edits to closeup shots of 2 women being spanked with a bat and a scene where a naked girl is threatened by woman wielding a whip. See more »

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Boy, don't you just miss the 80s?
8 April 2002 | by capkronosSee all my reviews

Just like most of the music in the 80s, this is supremely enjoyable on a strictly camp/cheese level. Of course, it's a complete no-brainer low-budget horror spoof, but that just makes it all the more endearing and charming. One day, I really could see someone putting this little gem in a time capsule and sending it into space as a prime example of fighting back against conservativeness and "Reaganism" with pure, no-questions-asked exploitation. It never pretends to be otherwise. It never takes itself seriously. It is the perfect example of a film crafted by people who have their target audience in sight and don't want to let them down. And it was reasonably well made considering it cost less than 100K to produce.

Taffy (Brinke Stevens) and Lisa (Michelle Bauer) are sorority pledges at the mercy of blonde meanie Babs (Robin Stille), a future prison warden, who gleefully subjects them to "institutionalized sadism" such as paddling their fannies and spraying whipped cream all over them (which of course must be showered off). After some nerds are busted spying on the ladies, Babs forces them all break into a shopping mall to steal a bowling trophy as part of their initiation rites. There they encounter both ill-mannered biker babe Spider (Linnea Quigley) AND an evil, wish-granting Imp (with a soul voice!) who traps them all inside and proceeds to turn some of them into murderous zombies. Ah ha! It's great stuff. Really! It's totally infectious fun.

It's very nice to see that it's gotten a DVD and video reissue because now that USA Up All Night is off the air, this kind of good-natured B-movie needs to break through to the next generation of fans. I grew up on this fluff and it truly does enrich your life in a unique way Hollywood never could. NIGHTMARE SISTERS and SORORITY BABES make a perfect double feature and are proof that Linnea Quigley, Brinke Stevens and Michelle Bauer may just be the greatest trio ever captured on film. They are combined force to be reckoned with that has yet to be equaled. Someone please reunite these ladies again sometime soon!

Score: 7 out of 10.


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