Psycho Sisters (1998) from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)
|Although not a Troma release, this film
certainly has the same look and feel. It's a
slasher/revenge film where the gore is carried to
excessively graphic levels, therefore providing a tone
that is grisly and sickening as well as darkly humorous.
It is performed with grade-b actors, although some of the
scenes have a certain cinema verite effectiveness. The
production values and the quality of the print are quite
good, so it is basically a well-produced cult film. I
suppose I should warn you, though, that the film's
director doesn't do this for a living. He's a
The nearest thing to this film is probably Meir Zarchi's "I Spit on Your Grave". Like that film, this one features the mutilation and killing of men in revenge for a rape, and pictures the gore explicitly.
|Unlike, "Spit", however, this film is not about a woman gaining revenge for actual acts committed against her, and the victims are not the actual rapists. These killers are out to kill and mutilate all young men for something that happened to their sister many years ago. The other difference between this and "Spit" is that the earlier film kept the violence in a tone of somber realism. This film shows the acts in such grisly detail that it takes on a certain comic element, all of which is magnified by some silly dialogue and some intentionally slapstick gags.||
Please be advised that while it contains plenty of grisly violence and attempted humor, it really doesn't have much nudity. Personally, I'd rather have the nudity and humor and go easy on the severed heads and fingers, but maybe that's just me.
It stars Theresa Lynn, the orgasm girl from Private Parts, and JJ North, the 50 Foot Centerfold chick. Also I believe JJ North played Dennis the Menace on TV back in the 50's, although she was a little blond boy at the time.
It also has a very unusual original score, which features some unknown but obviously cutting edge club bands from Northern Jersey, and is highlighted by that sweet romantic lullaby, "The Pot Song", from musical legend Jackie "Joke Man" Martling. What more can you ask for? Believe it or not, you can actually buy the soundtrack on a CD from Oglio records (www.oglio.com)
What can I say? It's some odd shit.
|Jane and Jackie are two
sisters who witnessed the horrible rape and murder of
their sister, an event which triggered traumatic
reactions in them and sent them to the mental hospital
for years. Unfortunately for the world, they were placed
in the care of a psychiatrist who wanted to add their
"cure" as a notch to his belt, so he released
them when they were not at all ready to live amongst us.
They immediately went on a mass murder spree, killing young men about the same age as the boys who raped their sister, and then mutilating the victims by chopping off their tallywackers and placing them in mason jars.
The film chronicles their crimes and the investigation of those crimes by various parties, including the police, some bikers seeking to avenge their brothers, and some tabloid reporters. In the climactic scene remiiscent of a grade B version of True Romance, all the parties arrive together in the dorm room of a local college, and the ensuing misunderstandings lead to the death of pretty much everyone in the dorms except the real killers.
Those two mosey on home to clean up some other crimes, only to find their psychiatrist there. Of course, he lets them go since he can't bear to have been wrong about their fitness for society.
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