“THE GORE GORE GIRLS”—Violent, Gory and Fun

 

“The Gore Gore Girls”

Violent, Gory and Fun

Amos Lassen

“The Gore Gore Girls” is perhaps Herschell Gordon’s his grisliest, most outrageous offering of all time! It is the story of a vicious killer with a twisted sense of humor that butchers the girls of a go-go dancing club. As the grim death toll mounts, young reporter Nancy Weston teams up with obnoxious but private investigator Abraham Gentry to try and crack the case. “Nipples are snipped, faces are fried and behinds are tenderized as “The Gore Gore Girls” hurtles towards its shocking (and hilarious) conclusion.”

It is set in the seedy world of strip clubs. When an exotic dancer is found murdered, newspaper reporter Nancy Weston (Amy Farrell) hires famed gentleman detective Abraham Gentry (Frank Kress) to solve the case, promising a handsome reward if he can do so. Gentry and Nancy begin to frequent the local clubs to watch the dancers and to see if they can find any clues or suspects. As the murders continue, despite the fact that Gentry is watching things closely, he decides that he will have to set a trap to catch the killer, and he’s going to use Nancy as bait.

The appeal here is presumably supposed to be the long and drawn out scenes of the strippers doing their routines. This is the epitome of an exploitation film, as the story grinds to a halt in order to show those women going through the motions.

Though typically sleazy and cheesy, as all of Lewis’ work is, there are actually several humorous moments in this courtesy of The Killer, whose ‘methods’ of wiping out the dancers keep getting progressively more creative: one has her face ironed, another has her head boiled (along with some French fries!), yet another has her buttocks literally tenderized and yet another (!) gets her nipples snipped with scissors … only to discover that one breast produces whole fat milk and the other, chocolate. When it isn’t being outrageous with smashing up makeup and prosthetics, however, it goes back to cornball humor and overacting and inane plot revelations. At least there are plenty of strippers to keep the audience distracted.

Bonus Materials include:

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Bonus Feature! 1971’s This Stuff’ll Kill Ya!
  • Introductions to the films by H.G. Lewis
  • Audio commentary on The Gore Gore Girls with H.G. Lewis
  • Audio commentary on This Stuff’ll Kill Ya! with camera operator and Lewis biographer Daniel Krogh
  • Author Stephen Thrower on The Gore Gore Girls
  • Regional Bloodshed – filmmakers Joe Swanberg and Spencer Parsons on Lewis’ legacy as a pioneer of regional indie filmmaking
  • Herschell Spills His Guts – H.G. Lewis discusses his career post-The Gore Gore Girls and his further adventures in the world of marketing
  • This Stuff’ll Kill Ya! Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil

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