Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $5.29 shipping
+ $4.49 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
Pledge Night [Blu-ray/DVD Combo]
Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Customers who bought this item also bought
Vinegar Syndrome specializes in the masterful restoration and distribution of cult, horror, and erotic films from the 1960s-90s.
It's hazing season at Phi Up and the boys are up to all sorts of nasty pranks on their hapless pledges, in between regular bouts of 'wetting their whistles' at the campus watering hole…with some of the area's beautiful sorority babes. But this is going to be one literal 'hell week' as they unwittingly unleash the spirit of Acid Sid; an unfortunate pledge who was accidentally dissolved in acid during a hazing prank gone wrong some 20 years earlier. As the helpless fratboys and pledges fall victim to Sid's wrath and seemingly indestructible towering zombie corpse, it's up to the stragglers to figure out how to kill someone who's been dead for two decades, or die trying.
A truly one-of-a-kind blending of post-Animal House T&A sex comedy and gore filled supernatural slasher, Paul Ziller's PLEDGE NIGHT unloads a nearly non-stop barrage of weirdness on the viewer. From the jaw dropping, all-based-on-actual-practices, hazing rituals, as meticulously researched by writer/producer Joyce Synder (Raw Talent), to the slimy and often 'explosive' gore, from effects wizard Robert Mulvey, along with a soundtrack performed by Anthrax, whose singer, Joey Belladonna makes a memorable onscreen appearance, PLEDGE NIGHT serves up a non-stop ride of horror and weirdness guaranteed to keep you glued to the screen, mouth agape. Vinegar Syndrome is excited to offer up this one-of-a-kind slice of sleaze on Blu-ray for the very first time, newly restored in 2k from its original 35mm camera negative.
1. Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
2. Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 35mm original camera negative
3. Brand new video interview with director Paul Ziller
4. Brand new video interview with writer/producer Joyce Snyder
5. Brand new video interview with actor Robert Lentini
6. Brand new video interview with actor Arthur Lundquist
7. Original theatrical Trailer
8. Reversible cover artwork
9. English SDH subtitles
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
And then half-way through, the slasher plot unfolds, and that uncomfortable feeling turns into yawns. The killer really sucks at being a killer. His one-liners are painful and lazy. The killings are somewhat bloody. But the way it ends, and why it happened, it's so very thin.
It's a bad sign when the fun extras that Vinegar Syndrome adds to this release kind of turn me off because the movie is so bad. Don't get me wrong. I'm king cheesy. I love horror. I'd put Pledge Night in the lower middle of the pack of second rate slashers. But saying that, I'm a completist. I enjoyed some of the movie, so 3/5 feels right. Kudos to Vinegar Syndrome for giving this the five star treatment. The mileage of these kinds of movies for each fan will differ greatly.
The film was "Roger Corman light." The jokes and gags didn't work outside of a juvenile level.
Guide: Don't recall any swearing. Ample nudity (Shannon McMahon, Cecelia Wilde, Suzanne Dean, Karyn Lee, Cassandra Delaney, Ronna Larsen)
also JOEY BELLADONNA STARS AS SID .
Mustvhave for old and new school horror fans