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5.0 out of 5 stars Zombies, pasties, and french fries, anyone?
Ladies and gentlemen! H.G. Lewis, the Godfather of Gore, proudly presents an amazing shockfest of striptease slaughter! Released in 1972, the "Gore Gore Girls," a stomach-churning and brain-twisting follow-up to Lewis's infamous "Wizard of Gore," is one of the first horror films ever to be rated X! While assembled upon a generous budget of $63,500, "The Gore Gore Girls"...
Published on February 3, 2004 by Pamela Scarangello

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3.0 out of 5 stars GOREY GOSH!!
Herschell G Lewis is one sick puppy!! Anyone who has seen any of his gore movies will realize I mean this as very high praise. Many thought this would be his last movie, but thankfully he's come back recently with a sequel to BLOOD FEAST (which isn't available in NZ to my knowledge). GORE GORE GIRLS sees Lewis going into overdrive, the humor is blacker than before; the...
Published on October 8, 2002 by BD Ashley


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5.0 out of 5 stars Zombies, pasties, and french fries, anyone?, February 3, 2004
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Pamela Scarangello (Middletown, NJ USA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Gore Gore Girls (Special Edition) (DVD)
Ladies and gentlemen! H.G. Lewis, the Godfather of Gore, proudly presents an amazing shockfest of striptease slaughter! Released in 1972, the "Gore Gore Girls," a stomach-churning and brain-twisting follow-up to Lewis's infamous "Wizard of Gore," is one of the first horror films ever to be rated X! While assembled upon a generous budget of $63,500, "The Gore Gore Girls" is a cult masterpiece of blood, black humor, and burlesque. With its smart dialogue, laughable acting, and plenty of bare exposure, this movie will entertain and nauseate even today's audiences. Best of all, despite the slightly crude subject matter, the overall content manages to stay risque without excessive raunch.
Actor Frank Kress adapts the role of Abraham Gentry, a snobbish and arrogant private eye who is offered $25,000 to investigate a series of gruesome murders. He's hired by an attractive Globe reporter named Nancy Weston (Amy Farrell), who will do anything for a scandalous story. Thinking that Nancy is merely a novice in solving crimes, Kress doesn't want anything to do with her, and he doesn't make that obvious just by whipping his cane around. Thanks to his charms, poor Nancy spends the entire second half of the movie drunk on zombies and tequila shots (not to mention the winner of an amateur strip contest). Still, the two manage to travel from one strip bar to another. Audiences will be given the pleasure of watching several voluptuous women in their tassels and pasties...up, close, and personal. Eventually, Abraham and Nancy gather enough clues to target four suspects:
Joseph - a shy student who was seduced and jilted by the killer's first victim, Suzy Creampuff.
Grout - a sadistic ex-marine who crushed and disfigured the faces of several Viet Cong soldiers.
Mary - a radical feminist who thinks that topless dancers are degrading to women.
Marlene - a fuming barmaid who was once a famous female wrestler, only to have her perfect figure horribly disfigured in a fire.
A lot of dark and sexual comedy is laced in the plotline. Viewers will especially enjoy how Abraham's bon mots test the patience of the Police Department's hotheaded Lieutenant. Not only does Abraham refuse to provide accurate information to the Lieutenant, but he even tricks him into thinking that the killer is a devout Christian! And, of course, let's not forget the outrageous stand-up comedy of Henny Youngman, who plays the ambitious club owner Marzdone Mobilie.
Meanwhile, the mysterious psychopath is killing the dancers one by one, slashing their throats and mangling their bodies beyond recognition. Like "The Wizard of Gore," this movie makes the art of mutilation the main attraction. Even before the opening credits appear, the murderer grabs Suzy Creampuff by the hair and smashes her face against a glass mirror! From there, each victim's demise gets more grisly than the last, and the seemingly cheap effects will make viewers cringe to this day. In the film's latter half, Lola, a ditzy lady with false eyelashes, is attacked by the unnamed psychopath, who then bludgeons her buttocks with a meat tenderizer! The final two murders are perhaps the grossest ones ever to be filmed. The sick assailant burns one woman's face with an iron. Then, he/she has the other victim's skin sizzled in a pot of cooking oil!
If you are a fan of H.G. Lewis's lurid legacy, "The Gore Gore Girls" is worth buying. But, it's not for the easily squeamish. In fact, once you see this movie, you will never want to eat french fries again!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The most outrageous gore film ever made!, February 10, 2005
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This has got to be the most outrageous gore flick I have ever seen and by far the funniest. The gore effects in this movie are so outlandish that it is actually not frigthening at all but extremely humorous (for those of us with a taste for black humor). A movie like this could only have been created by the "Godfather of Gore" Herschell Gordon Lewis. Known for his mix of sex and extreme gore, Lewis out does himself in this one as Go-Go girls at a nightclub are hacked to pieces one by one. A hot iron is used to melt the face of one helpless victim, another has her face fried in french fry oil, still another has her rear end turned into hamburger meat and of course the infamous scene where a girl has her nipples cut off (the left bossom spews out whole milk while the right spews out chocolate milk!). Faces are mutilated, eyeballs are squished, and even the killer appears to have a dark sense of humor (a lit cigarette is found between the toes of one dead girl and the word "OK" is written on her leg in blood). There is even a cameo by the "King of the one-liners" Henny Youngman (who denies ever having been in this film to this day). After making this film, Lewis retired from the film making business and went on to become a successful investor. That is untill 2002 when he is coaxed back into the director's chair for "Blood Feast 2: All you can eat". Gorehounds will LOVE this flick...most others will be repulsed by it but then again, that is the point of the movie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars DEATH BY FRENCH FRY! More at eleven..., May 7, 2009
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Pamela Beam (Marietta, Ohio) - See all my reviews
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This is my first and, so far, only Herschell Gordon Lewis movie I've ever seen, much less put in my DVD collection. I must say that, as a connoisseur of fine cheeses, this one is quite delectable.

Being the last film made by Mr. Lewis in 1972, it's mainly tongue-in-cheek, while you can keep one in your head. But don't worry; if you're not an early-seventies stripper working in Chicago, you're safe. With names such as Suzie Creampuff, Candy Cane, and Lola Prize, these groovy go-go gals weren't being very modest, which kind of made them large targets for this particular killer.

Right off the bat, I must strongly agree as to how much Frank Kress, who played the hero, Abraham Gentry, private investigator par excellence (as he so modestly announces every five minutes), resembles Allan Arbus, who appeared several times in M*A*S*H as Dr. Sidney Freeman, psychiatrist. His character is kind of a throwback to the thirties. I was oh-so-slightly projecting Nick Charles' picky, arrogant, yet nattily-attired and gentlemanly nephew onto Mr. Gentry.

Said Mr. Gentry is wooed into helping Nancy Weston, girl-cub-reporter, to solve the case of the Chicago Stripper Killer And Creative Mutilator. There's a "spirited" mob scene in one of the clubs, meaning that they all looked to be three sheets to the wind at the time. Strippers are dispatched, french fries, cucumbers and chocolate milk are served, and the sleazy food chain is established. A few hangover-free Zombies later, Miss Fancy Nancy finds herself entered into a stripping contest hosted by the owner of the local strip joints, Marzdone Mobilie, played by Henny Youngman (!). I must admit, Henny did a good job in this. Later he chose to absolve himself of ever appearing in this film. Such a pity.

One of my favorite parts of this DVD is Something Weird's promo of some of their other juicy celluloid tidbits. It had me cracking a wide smile the first time I saw it. It also reminded me of John Waters' Serial Mom, the scene where one of its characters is watching a Chesty Morgan movie. Plus, there's a clip from a movie featuring some wild women and a most hapless blond guy who's about to spill his guts to them.

If you never thought you'd meet a stripper talented enough to work to Strauss' Radetzky March or My Old Kentucky Home, this movie will set you straight, pickle!

Okay, having said all that, I have one question...in the very beginning of the movie, where the Hell did Mr. Gentry put his pretty black cat? Was that a cat door? I hope it was.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Banned in Australia?, April 20, 2008
This review is from: The Gore Gore Girls (Special Edition) (DVD)
This film has been banned in Australia and will not have a dvd release. How the censorship board could find a badly made horror film from 1972, too graphic for public consumption is confusing. This film plays more like a comedy because of the bad production values (yes gore also), why is this unavailable to adults? Yes, there is violence against women, but have the censors seen the brutal violence on display in "Irreversible"? Have they released the dvd? Yes!
What is happening to our freedom of choice?
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3.0 out of 5 stars GOREY GOSH!!, October 8, 2002
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Herschell G Lewis is one sick puppy!! Anyone who has seen any of his gore movies will realize I mean this as very high praise. Many thought this would be his last movie, but thankfully he's come back recently with a sequel to BLOOD FEAST (which isn't available in NZ to my knowledge). GORE GORE GIRLS sees Lewis going into overdrive, the humor is blacker than before; the gruesome sequences are repulsive and of course there are endless sequences of go-go girls shaking their groove thangs to campy, bizzare jazz music composed by none other than Mr Lewis, under the name Sheldon Seymour. The plot (what there is of it) revolves around a detective and a reporter investigating the violent deaths of strippers at a night club. We are subjected to hilarious sequences of feminists picketing the club (one placard says LEWD IS CRUDE)and awful dialogue ("I'll tell you one thing, this murderer sure isn't weak" and "You're resting your foot on my crutch"). The stripping sequences themselves are more embaressing than titillating, but Mr Lewis outdoes himself in scenes featuring an iron, a deep fryer and demonstrates a novel way of dispensing chocolate milk. And how could you forget the meat tenderiser scene, the movie's pièce de rèsistance? All these grim delights make up for the movie's flagging bits. (And that goes for some of the strippers too). When you watch GORE GORE GIRLS there is no doubt you are watching cheap garbage, but the difference is this is cheap garbage made by a marketing genius. So grab a nice rare rump steak and a big glass of chocolate milk and sit yourself down in front of the box for what could well be the most gruesome eighty minutes of your life.
This is only the third Lewis movie I've seen after BLOOD FEAST and GRUESOME TWOSOME. I just hope our censors let more through. Gore fans shouldn't be denied these movies. They're part of horror history.
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4.0 out of 5 stars One of the coolest titles ever for a movie, October 18, 2009
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Dave. K (Staten Island, NY,) - See all my reviews
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THE GORE-GORE GIRLS

*** ˝ Out of 5

Release Date- December, 1972

Running Time- 81-Minutes

Rating- NR

Screenplay- Alan J. Dachman

Director- Herschell Gordon Lewis

Starring- Frank Kress, Amy Farrell, Hedda Lubin, Russ Badger and Henny Youngman

Before there were filmmakers like Lucio Fulci there was H.G. Lewis who made a string of low budget splatter flicks. Herschell Gordon Lewis has been dubbed the Godfather of gore and for good reason. Lewis is seen as the first splatter filmmaker and while he isn't a mainstream filmmaker he has splattered his way into cult status.

Released in 1972 The Gore-Gore Girls would be H.G. Lewis' final film until 30-years later when he made Blood Feast 2: All You Can Eat in 2002. The Gore-Gore Girls was a great way for Lewis to end his career. Make no mistake about it; The Gore-Gore Girls is a bad movie, but this is one of those so bad its good movies. These kinda movies are very much an acquired taste. The films of H.G. Lewis you will either love or hate and odds are nobody will really say they were ok. Again it's either a love it or hate it.

Besides boasting one of the coolest titles in cinema history The Gore-Gore Girls is also one of the most brutal horror flicks ever made; though as the years have passed and such make up F/X artists like Tom Savini, Rick Baker and the guys at KNB have come around the gore here isn't quite as cool as it was in 1972, but with that said it's still pretty damn sweet. The murder scenes are really cool and at times really silly. One girl has her face repeatedly stabbed and than the flesh ripped off and that was actually kinda disgusting, but I loved every second of it and the highlight was a woman having her behind mutilated with a meat tenderizer and than having salt and pepper put on it (I kid you not).

The screenplay was written by Alan J. Dachman and it's exactly how one would imagine it. The script is quite poor with barley any plot, annoying and stupid characters that have the most idiotic things to say, which of course is what makes it so funny. The lead character Abraham Gentry played by Frank Kress is actually fairly interesting. Normally these splatter flicks have terrible characters and The Gore-Gore Girls is no exception, but Gentry is actually fairly interesting. He's really eccentric, kind of annoying and obnoxious, but oddly enough sort of likeable.

The screenplay almost plays out like a Giallo and had this been an Italian horror flick it probably would be called one. The mystery is never really played up to. I suppose one can figure out who the killer is, but no real clues are given for the most part. The cops are total dopes as is pretty much everyone actually. The script is filled with silly one-liners, but they are actually funny due to how idiotic they are.

Director Herschell Gordon Lewis ignores creating any suspense, scares or attempting any storytelling and gets right into the splatter. The movies run at a decent pace, but the longer the gaps in kill scenes you might slightly lose some interest, but there is enough silly things happening to keep the viewer mostly interested. When it comes to the gore, Lewis doesn't hold back at all. As I stated before a girl is repeatedly stabbed in the face and has her flesh ripped off and the meat tenderizer scene is the highlight; a girl has her throat slit and than an iron pressed against her face and if things couldn't get any worse she even has her nipples cut and milk pours out (yes you read that right).

The Gore-Gore Girls has no real plot and while the production values aren't too bad despite the low budget, but the movie is really just poorly made is every aspect, from lighting, editing, acting, writing and directing, but yet these tings are what makes this movie so much fun. I don't think anyone can really say H.G. Lewis is a good filmmaker, but the guy clearly knows how to make an entertaining no budget movie.

The Gore-Gore Girls is one of my favorite splatter flicks and H.G. Lewis never attempts to make the movie more than that. The comedy aspect is intentional for the most part and Lewis just sets out to make a movie that is fun and he succeeds in doing just that. If you need your gore fix The Gore-Gore Girls will more than deliver on that.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very stupid but Very amusing!, March 19, 2009
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Anya Budinsky (Chicago, IL USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Gore Gore Girls (Special Edition) (DVD)
If you're looking for a really dumb, gore flick The Gore Gore Girls is hilarious and right up your alley. Strippers are being killed in very amusing & gory ways. Although it is "gory" it is gory in the green pea puke from Exorcist sort of way. In other words it's obvious they use plastic body parts etc. Not scary at all and I scare pretty easily. Also be prepared for some horribly bad but funny one-liners from the lead investigator. Overall it's a pretty amusing cult film.
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4.0 out of 5 stars More Extreme Gore!!!, January 2, 2009
This review is from: The Gore Gore Girls (Special Edition) (DVD)
I received this as a Christmas present. I loved all the gore scenes, even though they looked incredibly fake. It had some un-intentionally funny moments. A reporter named Nancy Weston hires an obnoxious private investigator named Abraham Gentry to investigate the murders of strippers and asks questions and then some radical feminist group break in, trying to stop the women from stripping.. He goes to the strip club and asks questions. Later, he gets the idea to trap the killer by making Nancy pose as a stripper to catch the killer. Again, I loved all the gore and was better than other Herschell Gordon Lewis films. I highly recommend THE GORE GORE GIRLS!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Everything you want to know about Suzy Creampuff + more!, October 6, 2007
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John Waters sites Russ Meyer and Lewis as his two favorite film directors... and after watching this film, the influence is obvious. GORE GORE is basically a mix of campy, over the top dialgoue, bad acting -- yet a director (and crew) who seemed to really be having a lot of fun- - but not taking themselves too seriously. It the end, it made this (and many of Lewis's other films) GREAT... no matter how deceptively bad they were. (I say deceptively, because the idea of using graphic violence as a sublimation for graphic sex in the era of "porno chic" was definitely a powerful, even if unintentional social statement.

As for GORE GORE, its a slasher/murder mystery film set at a sleazy go go bar and featuring an appearence with Henny Youngman... cool groovy (as well as corny) music embellished with a bit of bizarre psychadelic incidental music and even a bit of groovy soul Jazz spice up the soundtrack... and '70s porno chic quality acting... and actually pretty good cutting and shooting considering the budget - - who else but Lewis could pull it off... ???

A cult classic, there's nothing overhyped about this film... Though I imagine that few people today vomit at the site of store bought organ meat and bucketloads of fake blood (millions of films have followed in its wake) - - its '70s sleeze at its best... the dialogue is really funny... actually plenty of Henny Youngman style one liners (that repeat themselves over and over). -- - The film is held together by a effeminate Eric Idol meets David Lockary lounge lizard of a Private Eye... and plenty of hot looking strippers. As for the gore, takes about 15 minutes into the film... While Lewis's imagination and special effects are worlds apart... the scenes are funny... For example, they will always have something clever about them, but then go overboard to the point you can tell that its a plastic dummy that's being hacked up (or should I say getting a face lift... nyar, nyar, nyar, nuar...) Then in between lot's of goofy dialogue, a few strip routines, more bad acting and general weirdness... and finally... more strange and imaginative gore. (I'll never eat french freis again - - not atleast without laughing!)

All in all, a bad movie, but cut in a way that with the right herbal embellishments you can really really get into it... - - Years ago, people went to the movies expecting to be entertained - - and it is no wonder that to this today Lewis is idolized as not only the godfather, but the greatest of the genre...

Incidentally, this film was definitely shot before the era of Crime Scene Reality TV... the mass murderer in his film KILLS his victims instantly THEN tortures them... talk about a kinder gentler society... My favorite is the scene where he spanks his victim to death with a wooden meat tenderizer, causing (as I recall) her eyes to pop out, or something like that... then *after* she passes rubbing salt into the wounds... Talk about a true bonified sicko...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lewis's Giallo?, May 7, 2007
This review is from: The Gore Gore Girls (Special Edition) (DVD)
Well, Lewis will never be confused with Argento that's for sure. There are similarities to the Italian giallo pictures, but this is a Lewis film all the way. A killer's knocking off strippers and a snobby investigator and a journalist are on the case. That's about it. Lewis seems to be trying to outdo the gore of his previous films, and at times he succeeds. But as gory and sadistic as it is, this film is a comedy through and through. The whole thing is tongue in cheek making it easy to laugh with the film rather than at it for being cheap and silly. A good portion of chuckles comes from the investigator, Gentry, with his high falootin', arrogant, insulting and sarcastic attitude. The guy is almost like a cartoon character, and certainly wouldn't be able to go about like he does in real life without getting his teeth knocked out. His sarcastic, low key response to the killer's demise is hilarious...so is the killer's demise itself come to think of it. I also didn't realize back in 72, some people referred to their homes as "cribs" like they do today. Learn something new everyday, huh? Though comedic, I couldn't recommend it to just anyone, coz the violence could certainly be off putting, even for some horror fans. But anyone reading a Herschell Gordon Lewis movie review knows what they're getting into, so enjoy.
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