Friday, 30 August 2013

Horror Review: The Gore Gore Girls (1972)

A ditsy reporter enlists the help of a sleazy private eye to solve a series of gory killings of female strippers at a Chicago nightclub.

There are some names in film that when you hear them you know exactly what you're in for, Herschell Gordon Lewis is one of them.

The 70's was a great time for low budget Horror, filled with gore and nudity they appealed to a wide audience and gained notoriety and spread through word of mouth. 

"The Gore Gore Girls" is a fine example of this and for good reason, Lewis was known for this sort of film and this was hailed as his pinnacle film of the era.

Henny Youngman (the only big name to grace any of Lewis' horror films) does a fine job and seems to lift the cast around him to a new level. That doesn't mean they're great but for a 70's b-movie it works and adds to it's charm.

One thing I truly love about this film is it's effects, yes they maybe cheap but it adds a disturbing factor to the film and add that in with a bit of comedy it makes for all round entertainment. Lewis definitely knew what he was going for and he managed to pull it off.

"The Gore Gore Girls" maybe cheap and nasty but give it a chance and it could open your eyes to a whole new world of film, if not then it will at-least leave you entertained.

If you want to see "The Gore Gore Girls" trailer then just click on the video below:

Miscellaneous facts about the film:

Henny Youngman's scenes were shot in one day. 

This was the only movie Herschell Gordon Lewis submitted to the MPAA; they gave it an X rating. 

Shot in two weeks. 

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