Reviewed by: Donny Broussard
S. William Hinzman
Mark V. Jevicky
What's it about
Someone is killing majorettes one by one, and itís up to the sheriff and town detective to save the day.
Is it good movie?
The Majorettes took me back to a time when a horror fan could stay up late and enjoy terrible movies on programs like USAía Up All Night. Now donít get me wrong this is not a good movie, but it has that cheesy 80ís feel, bad hair, a synth soundtrack, and plenty of naked girls. All thatís missing is an introduction from Rhonda Shear.
The film opens with majorettes busting their favorite moves for a photo shoot with some awesomely bad synth pop playing in the background. I was in bad movie heaven, and then what happened next put a huge smile on my face. Yep, after the photo shoot itís off to the locker rooms to shower. Naked girls within the first fifteen minutes of the film!
Another thing The Majorettes has is multiple subplots. First we have a peeping Tom retard janitor, then thereís the evil nurse, the stupid drug dealer, The John Holmes look-alike detective that happens to be dating the majorettes coach, and finally the super gay sheriff that wears his hat strapped tightly to his chin. Holy mother of super bad movies!
The first kill is interesting and comes complete with manly grunting and growling, but sadly the kills get much weaker after that. Also there is a huge lack of gore for a slasher film, but what it lacks in gore it makes up for in plastic surgery free boobies. Then from out of nowhere The Majorettes morphs from slasher flick into revenge flick, when the towns star quarterback goes Bronson on the stupid drug dealer and his friends.
Everything about this movie is bad. The acting is flat, the kills are pretty lame, the music is goofy, directing blows, and the overall sound mix was terrible. But none of that matters because itís so bad that it transcends its flaws and enters the so bad its good category. Drink a beer, hell drink a lot of beer and laugh your ass off at what has to be one of the worst movies about majorettes getting killed off one by one ever made. You will be disappointed, but youíll have a good time with it as well.
Video / Audio
Video: Standard full screen shot in 80ís bad hair vision.
Audio: SUCKS! It sucks bad and needs to be remixed, but it also kinda added to the experience a little.
Thereís a documentary about the making of the flick that is pretty slow.
A photo gallery that is worth a look.
A trailer for the film with itís alternate title One by One.
The kick ass synth soundtrack is on here as well! All hail the synth Gods!
If youíre the kind of horror nerd that enjoys bad horror films as much as the good ones then this movie is for you. It doesnít offer up anything new, but if you donít expect much from it youíll have a good time. Part of what got me into horror in the first place were really bad slasher flicks with lots of boobies, and on that level this flick delivers.