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GORE GORE GIRLS, THE
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GORE GORE GIRLS, THE

Herschell Gordon Lewis's THE GORE GORE GIRLS forged a brave world of bizarro, ultra-gore horror. It’s grimy. It’s disgusting. It’s even a little creepy. But it's never really about the killer bashing away at someone’s ass with a meat tenderizer. It's about the marching band music playing during that act, and the shaking of salt ‘n’ pepper over the mutilated ass. It's about the negative space, and the self-absorbed humor housed within that space. Though filled with Lewis' expected stamps (room mic ambiance, out of focus scenes, static longshots), the director’s adherence to his own comedic sensibilities eclipses anything else that's thrown at the audience. This movie is a comfort zone for horror freakazoids that's impervious to comparison, criticism, or the ravages of time. Plus, there are W.C. Fields impressions. (Joseph A. Ziemba)

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