Friday, 8 November 2013
DVD review: Girls School Screamers (1986)
When six hot coeds plan to spend their weekend at a lavish, remote mansion left to their school by a deceased millionaire, they find themselves hunted down and slaughtered by an unseen murderer lurking in the house. Hardcore splatter reigns supreme in a terrifying and unique slasher extravaganza until the killer's identity is revealed during the shocking climax! Girls School Screamers is written by Pierce J. Keating, Katie Keating and John P. Finnegan who also is the director. The acting ranges from decent to pretty bad, the female cast playing students are way too old for the characters that they are intended to portray. The camerawork and editing is good The soundtrack is good. The pacing is slow, it takes a long time (almost 50 minutes), after a promising intro, for things to start happening, naturally I´m now talking about the kills that we all are expecting as this is being labeled as a slasher. The mansion setting is good. The gore fx is cheap and lacks any impact, one of the coolest scenes is when a girl is electrocuted but it´s too dark to make out any details, we can hardly see the make up fx. :-( I will say that the ghost in the beginning of the flick was cool! There´s no T and A in this.
Girl School Screamers is also known as Killer Queen (stated on the title card in the beginning of the movie).
This review is based upon the region 2 DVD release from Troma Collector´s Edition/One World.
Rating: 2 out of 7. Girls School Screamers artwork looks cool, the plot has potential but it´s just too slow, the kills are lame and there no nudity. I do like that it is another feature flick that doesn´t have the usual slapstick, goofy oddball comedy antics that you´ll often find in Troma´s flicks but unfortunately it is pretty dull and nothing I would recommend except to die hard fans of the slasher genre (although I´m reluctant to classify this as a slasher but it has some traits of the genre)