Review: Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (DVD)

88 Films brings the scream queen laden, late 80's cheese fest Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama to DVD!

  • Director: David DeCoteau
  • Starring: Linnea Quigley, Andras Jones, Brinke Stevens, Michelle Bauer
  • Year: 1988
  • Runtime: 76 Minutes
  • Company: 88 Films
  • Format: DVD
  • Discs: 1
  • Video: 1.33:1 - 4:3 - Full Frame
  • Audio: English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
  • Region: 0 - PAL
  • Released: 4/2/2012

Three dorky college buddies (included Andras Jones, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master & Hal Havins, Night of the Demons) catch wind of a traditional sorority initiation being held by the Tri-Delta sisters at midnight and attempt to sneak a peek for any collegiate nudity. After being caught, the head sister "Brutal Babs" (Robin Stille, Slumber Party Massacre) blackmails the friends into tagging along with the pledges for the final stage of their initiation; break into the local bowling alley and steal a trophy as proof. Once inside, they run into criminal hottie Spider (Linnea Quigley, Return of the Living Dead) & accidentally unleash a mischievous Imp who's sinister wish granting turns a night of fun into terror.
Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama is singlehandedly one of the greatest & most ridiculous film titles in the pantheon of cinema. With that said, it has nothing to do with the film whatsoever. Fear not though, it certainly has a slew of sorority babes & there is bowling but the full title suggests some slimy tournament that never materializes. However, what does emerge is a minor junk food classic that's best consumed during the midnight hours.
Filled with clothes shedding Playboy centerfolds, 80's retina shattering lighting & funhouse styled practical effects, Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama starts off in familiar territory but veers completely off the path as it dashes through unexpectedly wild & incompetent turns. By that I mean a rubber puppet monster voiced by a gentleman by the name of Dukey Flyswatter, who sounds like a comedic hotline host. None of it makes sense, but sense is overrated. Be sure to add SBSBOR into the mix when you have your next Full Moon marathon.

  • Video
88 Films' 1.33:1 framed transfer is accurate to it's low budget production roots and is clearly from a dated source. SBSBOR is laced with an abundance of gel lighting that comes off quite nice but towards the last half of the film everything is darkly lensed, meaning black levels are rich but it's tough as hell to make sense of what's going on. There are no authoring blips whatsoever but it'd be nice to see SBSBOR undergo a remaster if they elements are readily available. The disc's motion menus are inspired as well and add a fun flair.
  • Audio
The English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono mix is serviceable. Dialogue and the mega catchy synth score are clear throughout.

Bonus Features
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Full Moon Trailers
  • Reversible Sleeve