Wednesday, August 21, 2013
GIRLS IN PRISON (1994)
It can't be that hard to make a halfway decent women-in-prison movie. I mean all you need is boobs, some lesbianism and a few bloody conflicts. It's a pretty simple formula and while there are all those elements here this female-prisoner flick is probably the worst one I've seen yet. It's amazing that's there's actual well-know actors(Anne Heche & Tome Towles) in this because the acting level, and pretty much everything else, is at the level of a shot-on-video piece of garbage. They set this thing in the 50's for no apparent reason except, I guess, that the original GIRLS IN PRISON was made back in the 50's. You see this was a made-for-TV film aired on Showtime around the time when they were remaking a bunch of the old AIP exploitation films, very badly, so I guess the standards weren't very high. Amazingly Samuel Fuller is credited as a writer on this but he musta been seriously senile if he wrote any of the lines or plot in this. Also amazingly the director here, John McNaughton, is the same guy who made the great HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER. What a waste! On the plus side you do get to see Anne Heche's boobs but you can also see those in the equally shitty PSYCHO remake. Go watch the original 50's GIRLS IN PRISON instead of this!
Watching this clip saves a bunch of time: