So we have come to this. As a podcast we received a gift in the form of the Fullmoon channel on Amazon and it has graced us with the movie Sorority babes in the slimeball bowl-o-rama. Now you may be quick to judge this piece of art as just another sleazy movie from the 80s. It is much more than that. It may very well be the best thing we’ve watched for this podcast.
The plot is simple enough to start. Three guys decide to spy on a sorority having it’s initiation. It hits all the normal marks and is a little perverted showing all the sexy hazing… but then the movie takes a turn straight outta left field. The three boys are caught and in order to keep from turned over to the police they agree to help 2 sorority pledges with a task as part of their initiation. They are to help the girls steal a bowling trophy from the local bowling alley. The catch? Well this particular trophy unbeknownst to our cast is actually holding an evil imp inside named Uncle Impy that they accidentally release who decides to use his evil powers to torment the teens.
This movie has some of the best dialogue, an amazing soundtrack, and two of our new favorite characters of all time “Spider” and “The Janitor”. We may sound like a broken record at this point but you really need to track this one down. It’s short and to the point but it’s hilarious, cheesy, with just the right amount of sleaze.
AT LEAST YOU TRIED BONUS: During this episode Matt casually brought up that he was almost homecoming king and that he attended homecoming with dreads. Naturally we demanded pictures which I’m happy to include up on our Facebook page
This week on At Least You Tried we watched Phantasm, a cult classic to most/ one of the worst things we’ve watched according to Alex. No matter where you fall on the merits of the movie the plot alone makes it perfect for the podcast.
A local boy and his brother find out that the towns mortician, an incredibly tall and inhumanly strong man, is digging up the dead and reanimating them. However he isn’t using these zombies for evil per se. Instead he is compressing them down to dwarf size and shipping them off to his home planet as slaves. Also for no real reason that’s ever explained he has giant floating silver balls that chase after people and drill into their faces.
The movie did financially really well and spawned multiple sequels that are honestly just as campy as the original and recycle most of the original cast. If campy b horror movies from the late seventies is something you’re into I highly recommend giving Phantasm a watch.
Also the countdown to episode 100 is upon us. We’re at episode 92 officially and plan on a big event for #100. Details to follow
This week on At Least You Tried we watched the little known gem Cyborg 2, one of the first starring roles for Angelina Jolie. The movie is a mix between your average dystopian story of people escaping the system a la “The Matrix” or “Blade Runner” meets the story of a man and machine falling in love (Though poorly in this movie) like in the movie “Her“.
The movie includes multiple notable parts that make it stand though including:
– A bounty hunter that is undoubtedly based on David Bowie
– A fight scene under a boat where the propeller is a weapon
– An ever present computer program(?) named mercy that likes to jump into scenes with clever quips
– An uncensored sex scene between our main character and Angelina Jolie as a cyborg
To be honest I didn’t expect to like this film but once again Matt picked a winner, so kudos Matt. It’s super campy while still having some great fight scenes and dialogue, definitely worth a watch.