Sunday, January 9, 2011
Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers
Dir: Fred Olen Ray (Scalps/Evil Spawn/Bikini Drive-in/Ghost in a tiny Bikini)
Starring: Gunnar Hansen ( Texas Chainsaw Massacre/Murder Set Pieces/Hell block 13)
Michelle Bauer (Assault of the Party Nerd 1+2/Lady Avenger/ Bikini Drive -in)
Linnea Quigley ( Night of the Demons/ Return of the Living Dead/Assault of the Party Nerds 1+2)
Today was a rough day for me and one thing I can always depend on to lighten my mood is this film. Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers is by far one of my favorite films from my childhood that I can always go back to and watch fondly. This film is Cheesy and camp as a film can get and it never loses it's fun factor no matter how many times I watch it. Director Fred Olen ray has made over 100 films most with the word Bikini in the title and all of them are cheese but this one along with evil Spawn have to be hands down his greatest work. Also it is always nice to see Michelle Bauer and Linnea Quigley team up in a film that is not named Assault of the party Nerds and doing what they do best , showing why they are two of the finest scream queens in history and have some of the nicest bodies ever to grace B-moviedom.
The story centers around a wise cracking old school film noir style private detective named Jack Chandler who takes up a missing persons case , Searching for a young runaway girl named Samantha. In the process he stumbles into a murder case as several men start showing up carved to pieces via chainsaw.
In the opening scene we see a woman being interrogated for murder and she explains that she used a chainsaw on a John who bailed on his payment then she turns the saw on the questioning officer.
Back at home Jack cannot shake the mysterious phone number so he leaves his girlfriend behind to arrange a meeting with Mercedes at the Bar , while across town another John is being disposed of .this time a hooker Lisa's services are requested to have photos taken of her for the mans Baseball bat calendar to sell his products,This leads to him being knocked out and then chopped up in a bathtub afterwards. We again see a mysterious stranger (Gunnar Hansen) watching the girls murder happily from a distance.
Gore: 7.5 (Decent effects for the budget and time the movie came out)
Nudity:9 (Can't do much better than Quigley and Bauer)
Story:7 ( As campy as you can get, certainly original with a nod to H.G. Lewis' Blood feast)
Characters:7 ( Nothing but fun with each on involved)
Overall: 8 out of 10 ( I admit I am a bit biased as this one is a film I always look back at fondly as a personal all time favorite)