Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Centerfold Girls (1974)

3.5 / 5 Jan '10
Tagline: The most beautiful girls in the world ... some are for loving ... some are for killing!
Directed by: John Peyser
Written by: Arthur Marks, Bob Peete
Actors include: Jamie Lyn Bauer, Aldo Ray, Dennis Olivieri
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Length: 91 minutes
Banned: Iceland

Hmm this was a hard one to rate because stylistically it's very unusual exploitation. It's sort of a grouping of stories that are unrelated only tied together by the fact the girls are to be murdered by a calendar killer. We know who our killer is and why he's killing right away (so I'm not spoiling anything). He's angry because these Women posed for a nudie magazine, so he claims he wants to help them, then kills the heck out of them. The amusing bit is that we follow around the girls mostly, the first one takes up much of the movie and well let's just say she was doomed. Nurse Jackie is going to apply for a job so she decides to stay at her Aunt's house with a Girl she picked up hitchhiking. Little did she know that the Girl has some seriously evil friends who are about to show up. There are others of course, and a bunch of nudity if that be your thing. It's a very sleazy and mean spirited flick but I kind of like that about it, that and the unusual way this film folds out. I was sort of irritated at first (you'll see what I mean) but really when I think about it, quite intriguing. Something to see if you like sleaze but don't expect a masterpiece.

Availability:  On DVD


  1. Although I'm not into horror enough to appreciate or make the most out of your reviews, I just want to say that I think you and your blog are pretty awesome.

  2. Wow, thanks that's a real compliment! Hopefully you can find something of use around here :)