Tuesday, October 18, 2016
GIRL IN GOLD BOOTS (1968)
I haven't seen every single one of his movies but I think this might be director Ted V. Mikels best-made film that I have seen so far. It tells a decent story, about a sorta-love triangle situation with a dancing gal and never meanders too much off into Dullsville like some of Ted' s other efforts tend to do. It stars some attractive women and is a kinda proto-SHOWGIRLS with some added bikers, gangsters and a haunted house-themed nightclub for additional snazziness. While it doesn't contain any of the bonzo-horror elements that make Mikels' THE CORPSE GRINDERS or ASTRO-ZOMBIES such memorable classics it's still up there for me towards the top on the list of his most rewatchable films.
Up until recently I hadn't watched this in it's original version and had only seen the MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 episode that features it, which makes the movie seem way worse than it is. So check out the real cut if you have any interest in cheap b-movie dramas with go-go girls and 60s junky garage rock.