Inspired by the works of B movie legends, Russ Meyer and Herschell Gordon Lewis, comes a new tale of debauchery. Written and directed by Darrin McDonald, She Devils A Go-Go, perfectly captures the crude and sleazy nature of old-school sexploitation films, along with the campy, fun side of classic low budget horror. Taking place on Halloween night, the film follows the misadventure of five friends out drinking and chasing after women. After striking out with everyone in a local bar, the boys end up heading to the grand opening of a new strip club called She Devils A Go-Go, setting into motion their own demise.
This movie will not be for everyone, but fans of purposely bad, sleazy, campy horror films, will find themselves sore from laughter and grinning ear to ear by the time it ends. Definitely, the type of movie you want to watch in a room filled with friends, surrounded by munchies and drinks. Each of the main male characters is an over the top stereotype of the various sorts of guys that most girls in a bar or club situation dread having to deal with. Rude, obnoxious, drunken idiots, hitting on anything with a pulse, leading to some hilarious one liners and truly quotable lines. While each of the main female characters are scantily clad and sexually charged, there is no confusion on who is in control. Like many old-school exploitation films, the female leads are stronger and far superior to their male counterparts, adding a degree of girl power to the story.
The special effects are as low budget as they come. While they are fun in a sort of nostalgic way, it would have been nice if they would have at least been up to par with typical Tromaville grade splatter standards. Some kills could have been ten fold more effective with just a little more make up effort, although, they do manage to ad a bit of a Ed Wood vibe to the flick. The use of retro style comic panels in-between key segments of the film and in the intro is a fun touch and clever nod to comic books of the era. Ultimately this is a film made by die-hard fans of the sub genre for other die-hard fans of the sub genre. Casual viewers may as well not apply unless you enter with a very open mind.
She Devils A-Go-Go will be screened at the up coming, Fright Night Film Fest on July 29th-July 1st, in Louisville, Kentucky, at The Galt House Hotel and Convention Center. Those who cannot attend can also pick up the flick on DVD via their official website.
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