“Just when you thought it was safe to go topless”
One thing was clear from the outset. Girls Gone Dead is a typical low-buget horror/comedy/sleazeball flick that will draw in viewers for the scantily clad, nubile, women – with the promise of sex, and over-the-top violence and gore.
Is there anything wrong with this?
I don’t think so.
This is one of those perfect movies for a night with friends to watch and turn our brains off, and hopefully get some laughs along the way – intentionally, or not.
The story here is pretty basic. A group of six ex-high school cheerleaders are stalked by a killer with a medieval war hammer and battle axe during their first Spring Break from college.
There are some interesting cameos in this one. Howard Stern stalwarts; Sal, and Beetlejuice play their parts to some comedic effect. Their deaths being the most entertaining part of their performances.
The killer in this one was pretty cool. He wore a creepy looking mask with a hooded cape of some sort, and wields a medieval-looking axe. Some of the kills were highly entertaining, but sometimes the violence happens off-screen, which is not the greatest thing to happen in these type of flicks.
SPOILER ALERT BEGINS
There is a neat twist at the end with the main killer, which reminded me of the twist taken by the first Scream film. I would even say I enjoyed the ending of this one more!
Would I recommend Girls Gone Dead? Sure. Most people going into it I would think would have the common sense to know what they are about to get with it. Hot young women, cheesy performances from some funny cameo appearances (minus Ron Jeremy, who was under utilized in this, and not funny in the slightest) and a cool, refreshing villain. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention the awesome performance of the WWE’s Jerry “The King” Lawler. His role in this was excellent and there is a huge nod to wrestling fans by the end of it.
I appreciated the practical special effects and gore gags used as well. Although at times they are cheap looking, I’m glad they chose to go that way rather than used cheap CGI.
All in all, it’s a fun flick. Gather some friends around with some beers and pizza and have at ‘er.