Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Review - Horrorgirl (1995)
Review By Tony Masiello
Horrorgirl is a weird, noisy, industrial goth band led by the sultry Creatura (Ghetty Chasun, star of Gorotica and Red Lips) that is just dying to get a break.
They're behind on their rent and their landlord wants to evict them. They have a gun totting pizza boy who wants the money for the pizza they stole from him. Oh, and their new guitarist / keyboardist Fang has just died via electric shock - watch out for those dixie cups of water when rocking.
The only way for them to get out of their troubles is to win the local battle of the bands. Thankfully, Horrorgirl practices witchcraft and they bring their dead band-mate back to life (via magic and jumper cables) and set out to win the competition to square up their debts.
Once they arrive at the club things start to get really weird when one of the members, Slayme, gets possessed by a demon. She shoves plastic knives into her mouth (resembling giant vampire fangs) and into her fingertips (ala Freddy) and starts to go on a rampage. Now it is up to Creatura to enter Slayme's mind and exorcise the demon so they can win the battle of the bands.
Horrorgirl is a fast paced and fun SOV that keeps you guessing throughout it's brief 50 minute running time. You never know what is going to happen next, which makes for a fun ride. More of an art movie than a horror movie, it's a very stylistic flick that reminds me of the early films of Richard Kern.
The music is wacked out and crazy. A sort of noisy, gothy, industrial sound that benefits from Chasun's maniacal vocals. It goes very well with the transgressive visual style of the movie and I really dig it, though some may find it to be too noisy for their taste.
Horrorgirl probably isn't for everyone, but if you like weird artsy transgressive stuff this ones for you.