A sleazy private eye
dick named Jack Chandler (Jay Richardson)
is on a case to find a young runaway
named Samantha (Linnea Quigley) who is
possibly in the rough streets of
Hollywood and can be involved with some
prostitutes as well as working as a
stripper at a dance club.
He goes to a sleazy strip club where he
encounters the head hooker of the bunch
named Mercedes (Michelle Bauer) in which
she tries to come on strong to him. Then
suddenly Jack realises that he's in a
trap as these hookers hack up their
clients with giant chainsaws as the bar
is also responsible for this.
He also encounters their pimp called the
Stranger (Gunnar Hansen) who has
terrifying news for him as he tells him
that he will be their sacrifice for their
cult chainsaw ceremony to summon up their
master that no one knows about.
Samantha tries to rescue Chandler as the
two of them try to put an end to their
madness yet they are caught up in the
middle of all this mess once again and
Samantha is forced by the Stranger to
perform at his cult ceremony.
Fred Olen Ray is
trashy with his work as usual making it
very slaptick and tongue in cheek and
trying to blend it in with the horror but
he doesn't make any of the scene's scary
at all. But this was noted to be his best
work (Which says very little) and a fave
to his fans.
We do have a neat and cheesy beginning
chainsaw prostitute being questioned
while she's smoking a cigarette and then
activates her chainsaw as this looked impressive for a start on a comedy horror flick on chainsaw prostitutes.
Good cheesy shots on Jack Chandler typing away with his hands as well as
smoking a cigarette trying to get a
report done while he's narrating too.
There is an interesting and corny
and campy discussion between Mercedes coming onto a supporting character named Bo acting lustful in a bar
with good shots on the Stranger staring
in a dark room and Jake the Bartender watching at what they're doing.
We have a nice moment with Mercedes feeling
up Bo in a hotel room
while playing some Elvis type music and
then stripping down dancing and placing
up some plastic paper on the walls. Then she tells him to close his eyes as this leaves an impression that she plans to do him in. Next we have a great shot on Mercedes holding a chainsaw and then
going wild with it. Nice cheesy gruesome bloody effects when she hacks this client up as this will please people who love the horror films for it's trashy cheesiness. A perfect dark
shot on the Stranger staring in at a
hotel window looking satisfied.
There's a corny conversation between Jack along with Harrison by questioning the prostitute that we spotted in the beginning of the film about a missing murder
case. Looked way too tongue in cheek
confusing fans wondering if this is a
straight dark comedy or a comedy/horror.
We do have an interesting moment to make
up for the previous scene when Jack and Harrison looks at some
chopped off fingers along with a
We have yet another corny discussion this
time by Lisa
towards supporting character Hermie in which these moments looked way too over the top.
There is some great sleazy posing by Lisa while holding a baseball bat by having
her pictures taken and then we have a
nice shot on her coming up to the camera
and swinging the bat.
There's a perfect camera shot looking up
on Lisa in a bathroom near a
tub while activating her chainsaw and
then going in to do her nasty deeds. Then
we have a great outside shot on the Stranger watching this amused.
There's a good lusftul discussion with Jack sitting at a strip bar
smoking a cigarette with Mercedes talking to him and wanting to seduce him.
We have a great lustful shot a chainsaw prostitute pulling down her
top and then tearing off Jack's shirt while he's tied to a bed along with Mercedes.
We spot numerous conversation sequences
between Samantha and Jack which looked awfully terrible especially
when they make out.
There's some fairly descent conversations with Mercedes and Lisa laughing
evilly and talking against Samantha and Jack on what's going
to happen at the ceremony.
We spot some perfect camera shots at the
cult ceremony mainly performed by the Stranger along with a nice and serious
standing moment with Mercedes watching and keeping guard.
A nice shot on Samantha holding
two chainsaw's in each hand and
performing a dance.
There's a good shot between Samantha and Mercedes battling each other
with a chainsaw although the choreography
looks slightly sloppy.
A great angle shot on Samantha holding a chainsaw gritting her teeth.
Bottom line: When I knew about Gunnar
Hansen being in this flick I was
hoping for a Texas Chainsaw
Massacre in the city but what
did I get??? An awful kooky flick with
The sound of the story is better than the
It was hard to judge at first whether
this was a dark comedy or a
comedy-horror. Well it's a slapstick
comedy and horror blended together and
not the least bit scary either as the
plot was way too trashy and goofy. There
was another movie as goofy as this titled
Sorority Babes in the Slimeball
Bowl-O-Rama but that one was a
bit more fun to watch but not that much.
The budget was made on $23,000 which is
really nothing and apparently only had a
limited theatrical release in it's
hometown of Los Angeles as lots of films
start off that way in their local area as
a premiere and sees if it gets picked up
in other regions and if not it goes right
to video as this was just what this one
At least it wasn't just direct-to-video
and looks good for those drive-in type
movies too so I can't totally slam this
film as it has the odd interesting
touches with these meancing chainsaw
prositutes and the cult ceremony too but
other than that the rest is a total bore.
I rented this along with
Creepozoids. Both of them were
bad Linnea Quigley flicks but Creepozoids
was a tiny bit better but yet a near
plotless film like this one.
The acting is
quite bad but some of it looks so bad
it's good. B-film cult scream king and Fred
Olen Ray favourite lead actor Jay
Richardson (Jack Chandler) seems put do okay with
his role as a tongue in cheek sleazy
chainsmoking private eye dick detective
but yet this part is more suitable for a
plain comedy. In a certain scene he doesn't look
believeable when he passes out after he
takes a drink at the bar.
Scream queen Linnea Quigley (Samantha) who
played a runaway was not at all
convincing in her role andis less
convincing with her stuck up attitude
too. However, the fans loved her in this
This was the film that made Michelle
Bauer (Mercedes) a scream queen since she was
in a handful of other trashy type T&A
low budget horror films to add to her
credit and continued getting more work in
horror films directed by Fred Olen
Ray and other direct-to-video low
budget movie makers too. Although I was
never wild about her as an actress she
seemed to fit the role as the head
chainsaw prostitute quite well
with her sleazy attitude as this can very
well be her best performance too. Fans
remember her for this movie the most.
Esther Elise (Lisa) nicely pulls her part
off well as another chainsaw prostitute
showing a good bad ass attitude and looks
perfect for the part to top it all off. Seems to do well with her tough attitude.
Gunnar Hansen (The Stranger) was better off as
Leatherface as he was silent in that film
and just acted menacing with a chainsaw.
In this film he couldn't act his way out
of a wet paper bag as he just says his
lines with no character at all. His role
was the pimp to the chainsaw hookers
(Typical). In a certain scene we spot him by having a hokey discussion as
he tries to be dark and cold against his fellow actor as it doesn't work well
at all when he is told that he is going
to be a sacrifice for his chainsaw cult
ceremony. However he seems to look good while
speaking to his fellow actress while
handing her a chainsaw to perform a
Michael Sonye (Jake the Bartender) was very corny in his
supporting role as a bartender and never
went too far with his career but was
famous for his voice work as the Imp in
another tongue in cheek horror flick with
just as much skin titled Sorority
Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama. We have him doing some sort of
a performance during a chainsaw ceremony which looked too trashy.
This is a T&A
Michelle Bauer dances around a hotel
room stripping down from top to bottom
Bit part actress Susie Wilson is
topless bare breasted lying on a bed.
Esther Elise exposes her breats
while having her pictures taken acting
lusftul with a baseball bat as well as
hacking up her client with a chainsaw.
Linnea Quigley takes off her top
while stripping at a nightclub.
Tricia Burns takes off her top while
making out with a victim tied up.
A woman (I think Esther Elise)
is bare breasted at a chainsaw ceremony
while doing an act with putting flames in
her mouth and blowing out fire.
Linnea Quigley is topless again with
body paint on her while doing a chainsaw
dance ceremony and battle.
Fake looking blood
and body parts are being splattered
everywhere when a chainsaw prostitute
hacks their clients up
Mercedes gets cut open by a chainsaw
There's some neat cheesy
echoey piano playing which suits this low
budgeter as well as some great
adventurous synthesizer and beating
sounds during the cult ceremony as well
as for the ending credits too which was
composed by Michael Perilstein
who also composed for another trashy cult
horror film in 1983 titled Return
of the Aliens: The Deadly Spawn.
We have songtracks as well mainly
performed by The Fugitive Kind who did an awesome score for the opening
title credits as the song was called
"Baby So Long"
Jack Chandler: Yeah!?
Mercedes: I'm going to fuck your
Samantha.... How you disappointed the
Samantha: Fuck off you slut!