Deja vu means there's a glitch in the Matrix. I feel like I was just here on Thursday Movie Picks talking about college. That's right, I was. It's okay, though Wanderer of Wandering Through the Shelves, the hostess with the mostess...no, that's corny...sigh. Anyhoo, last week the TMP crew was tasked to talk about college movies. This week the assignment is tweaked just a bit so that we focus on sororities, fraternities, or school secret societies. Aren't those all the same thing? No? Oh, well. Since I hit you with all sorts of shameless crap last week, I figured I'd give you some actually good movies this time. Okay, so our definitions of 'good' might be slightly different. I like bad...so bad they're awesome!
(1979)Our heroine is named Honey (Susan Kiger). Let's just start with that. Better yet, let's talk about the school they attend, Fairenville University. Pretty harmless, right? Well, if you had any doubts about what type of movie you're about to watch when this thing starts, a title card informs you the school is also known by a popular moniker, good ol' F.U. At F.U., Honey can't get into the super-duper popular Pi sorority so decides to form her own called, well, H.O.T.S. They're mission is culturally ambitious if I must say so, myself. They want to steal all the boyfriends of the girls in Pi. Of course, this means things must end in a big showdown between the two factions. In this case, that means a game of strip football.
Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama
(1988)Some naughty frat boys (are there any other kind?) try spying on the girls in the nearest sorority in the middle of their initiation process. Since they're also dumb frat boys (again, are there any other kind?) they get caught. When they do they get sent, along with the sorority's pledges, to steal a trophy from the local bowling alley. Bada-boom-bada-bing, things get out of hand, and the statue gets broken. This releases an evil imp, and whaddya know, a slasher flick breaks out. Trust me, it's every bit as ridiculous as it sounds.
(2009)When one of their sorority sisters winds up dead due to a prank gone wrong, the remaining members of Theta Pi dump her body and vow to never speak of the incident again. A year later, someone starts mysteriously bumping them off, one by one. Yes, it's a complete rip-off of I Know What You Did Last Summer. That said, it has a far better cast than any other movie in this post. It includes the likes of Audrina Patridge, Briana Evigan, Rumer Willis, and Jamie Chung. Most importantly, it's got Carrie Fisher. Yup, Princess Leia shows up in a slasher flick.