The term 'grindhouse' gets bandied about a little too much these days(thanks, QT), but Schoolgirls in Chains is the real deal, a sleazy,low-budget shocker aimed specifically at drawing in a crowd keen to seepure exploitation—in this case, beautiful women abducted and abused bya pair of demented brothers, who have been raised by their sick motherto believe that ALL pretty young females are evil (when, in fact, it'sonly about 90% of them).<br><br>Trapped in the grungy basement of a remote house, the captured womenare kept as playthings for man-child John (John Stoglin), whoseover-enthusiastic approach to his depraved games often results in his'toys' being broken (and consequently buried in the family's vegetablepatch). Meanwhile, big brother Frank (Gary Kent) is on hand to keep theladies in control, under the ever watchful gaze of domineering,woman-hating Mother (Greta Gayland).<br><br>When John's game of hide and seek with his latest toy Sue (Merrie LynnRoss) ends up with the gal receiving both barrels from Frank's shotgun,Mother agrees to the abduction of Bonnie, an attractive student whoJohn has been spying on. After Bonnie goes missing, however, herlover—a professor at her college—sets out to find what has become ofher...<br><br>With a dab of psychological drama (ala Psycho), a soupçon of incest(mother loves her lads a little too much), a smidgen of rape (Frankforces himself on pretty prisoner Ginger, played by lovely SuzanneLund), a touch of torture (I want to play doctor!), and a whole lot ofgrubby, low-rent photography accompanied by a suitably discordantsoundtrack (complete with an effectively unsettling nursery rhymetheme), Schoolgirls in Chains achieves exactly what it sets out todo—entertain its audience through a series of sensational and sordidscenes in which girls in peril are subjected to all manner of horrors.<br><br>It's not exactly art, but it sure is fun (but don't tell mama I saidso: she doesn't approve of me watching filthy girls). 7.5 out of 10,rounded up to 8 for IMDb.
Schoolgirls in Chains
Schoolgirls in Chains
Two deranged brothers, who are under the domineering influence of their crazed mother, kidnap young girls and keep them captive in chains in their basement, where they subject them to depraved "games" that often end in torture and murder.
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