Sally's Horror House" DVD
First, you're not hallucinating.
That name listed first in the credits, Elizabeth "E.G."
She WAS a Powerpuff
And that's the start
of the uncomfortable fun brought to us by "Mustang Sally's
Basically, in a move
that won't surprise anyone, six twenty-year-old guys decide to
go to a whorehouse. But not just ANY whorehouse--Mustang Sally's.
Where the girls are just to die for! And since the movie can be
found on the main shelves and not in a back room somewhere, you
know that they mean that literally. From there, we'll get a few
killings, some mild cat-and-mouse games, and a couple warmed-over
It takes almost half
the movie, however, for a body to hit the floor. This is way too
long for any decent horror flick, proving Mustang Sally's is entirely
too focused on the screwing aspect of things. They will even go
so far as to put up split-screen action--four couples going at
it all at once. Which is lovely and all, but I didn't come here
to watch guys get off.
Worse yet, characters
will just sort of appear out of nowhere, with no kind of buildup
or exposition to suggest they were even in the area. Which, I
confess, is a rather small quibble against my biggest problem
with this movie.
Which is, plain and
simple...E.G. Daily. She's playing the madam of Mustang Sally's,
namely, Mustang Sally. But all I can ask is, what the hell was
she doing in here? Is this some kind of desperate scheme to keep
from getting typecast? Did she just need a paycheck? Something
to keep from getting bored whilst counting her fat Powerpuff cash?
Because frankly, I really, REALLY, don't like the fact that if
I close my eyes, I've got BUTTERCUP shrieking back at me. I don't
like the thought of Buttercup running a whorehouse. I REALLY don't
like the part where Buttercup's screaming about getting gang-raped.
This is extremely uncomfortable,
folks. Don't believe me--try it yourself. Get a copy of this,
and when you get to that part, just close your eyes and listen.
Then tell me you can separate the two out. No. You inevitably
find yourself thinking "Buttercup" and it's spectacularly
uncomfortable, isn't it?
At least, on the plus
side, the ending manages to tie things up fairly well, and follows
its chosen path of moderate twistiness well.
The special features
will feature audio options, Spanish subtitles, and trailers for
"Mustang Sally's Horror House", "Movin' Too Fast",
"Afghan Knights", and "Confess".
All in all, "Mustang
Sally's Horror House" isn't what you'd call bad, but it isn't
what you'd call good, either. The unlikely appearance of E.G.
Daily drags on the overall fit of the piece, but in the end, it
works out at least marginally well.
Sally's Horror House
Directed by Iren Koster
Written by Iren Koster
Starring Elizabeth E.G. Daily, Mark Parrish, Lindsey Labrum
Produced by Iren Koster
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