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 chiropractor.

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.


much less than you would expect. theresa Lynn is topless only briefly, and most of the sex scene with J.J. North was left on the cutting room floor (it is in the DVD deleted scenes)
  • the Police keep getting calls from a tabloid reporter who has some unusual theories. For example, she thinks the murders were committed by the ghost of Shirley Hemphill, the fat chick from "What's Happenin'". The police reject this theory on several grounds, not the least of which being that Hemphill is still alive.
  • the murderers are really confused when they capture and start to torture a masochist
  • the women make some money by sucking out their victims' sperm with a turkey baster and selling it to a local sperm bank which advertises, "Spanky D Sperm says - put your yank in our bank"

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 (

What can I say? It's some odd shit.

The summary:

DVD info from Amazon.

Widescreen anamorphic 1.85:1

the earlier version of the film, shot on video tape

interview with the director

two deleted scenes

"behind the scenes"

about a dozen trailers for sister products

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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The People Vote ...

  • With their votes ... IMDb summary: IMDb voters score it 5.2
My guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a C. It is perfectly satisfying if you are a fan of the Troma school of sick jokes and body parts, but if that isn't your thing, stay away.

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