Saturday, August 7, 2010
DVD Review: Girls Nite Out (1984)
GIRLS NITE OUT (1984)
“The Next Time You Go to a Fancy Dress Party….Check Who’s Going with You.”
RUNNING TIME: 96 Min.
DIRECTOR: Robert Deubel
CAST: Julia Montgomery, James Carroll, Hal Holbrook, Suzanne Barnes, Rutanya Alda, David Halbrook
ANECDOTAL: I first heard of this obscure 80’s slasher on The Dark Hours Podcast or perhaps the Cadaver Lab Podcast segment called Slasher Central, I recommend both podcast, they’re pretty awesome. Soon thereafter I picked it up on the cheap for $5, oh yeah, I love a bargain.
SYNOPSIS: The day following the homecoming basketball game and victory party, an all-night scavenger hunt is held on the campus of a small Ohio college. Against the backdrop of campus shenanigans, the school mascot is murdered and his bear costume is utilized by a psychotic killer.
VERDICT: GIRLS NITE OUT, there are so many better slasher films, but, if you, like me, love the genre, and are willing to overlook its shortcomings, or revel in them, there is a good time to be had here. Of note, I particularly enjoyed the quirky 80’s humor of the film. See GIRLS NITE OUT for the KILLER IN A BEAR SUIT and the twist at the end, by far the two best elements of this film.
**1/2 (2.5 out of 5 stars)