It Began as a Game...
A killer, wearing a dancing bear suit, stalks a variety of cheerleaders during an all-night scavenger hunt at a remote Ohio college.
A killer, wearing a dancing bear suit, stalks a variety of cheerleaders during an all-night scavenger hunt at a remote Ohio college.
Julia Montgomery James Carroll Suzanne Barnes Rutanya Alda Hal Holbrook Lauren-Marie Taylor David Holbrook Laura Summer Carrick Glenn John Didrichsen Lois Robbins Matthew Dunn Susan Pitts Tony Shultz Larry Mintz Richard Bright Kevin Mulvey Richard Voigts Page Moseley Rafael Ferrer Steven McGraw Cynthia S. Lee Lee Ann Brentlinger Peter Steltzer Paul Christie Gregory Salata Mart McChesney
I feel it's pretty necessary for me to rewatch the slasher films I can't remember very well, especially if I have trouble recalling who the killer is, which was the case for Girls Nite Out. I had only seen it once before and I remembered being fairly underwhelmed by it, and upon rewatch, I can sort of see why.
While Girls Nite Out is a passable entry and maybe even almost good, it possessed a few flaws that usually accompany slasher films. The entire cast of characters were so generic that I had trouble telling them apart, despite maybe looking slightly different (although, they were all white people, probably too old to be in sororities/fraternities, with similar styles and features).…
This was a decent, if somewhat silly, early 80’s slasher. It doesn’t do anything new but what it does, it does pretty well. I must say that I much prefer the other poster (on IMDb) to the one shown here.
The story is your standard college girls getting killed deal...this time during a campus-wide scavenger hunt. I’m really not sure why they changed the movie title from The Scaremaker to Girls Nite Out. I mean, there are girls and it is a campus-wide night out kinda thing but there are guys too, so? Anyway, speaking of guys, almost all the ones in this movie looked the same so I sometimes had a hard time telling them apart. I guess somebody…
It never fails: every time I listen to The Ohio Express, I want to rewatch Girls Nite Out. Let me stress to you how on-point the soundtrack to this movie is. It's essentially non-stop golden oldies/bubblegum pop spun by an almost omniscient radio DJ through all hours of the night and day. When Tommy James and the Shondells play over the basketball scene, I slump into a warm, fuzzy place for the remainder of the film. The music is just the tip of the feel-good iceberg that is this movie.
You know those slasher films where you spend a lot of time with the characters, fall in love with them, and then get bummed out when they eventually kick the…
September 2018 Daily Horror Scavenger Hunt
Original post by Rich Strahs boxd.it/1Yc5M
15. School is back in session in most places now so we are watching a movie that takes place in a school.
You know how a lot of 80's movies have that one wisecracking male who randomly speaks in accents and says weird, "funny" stuff? There's like 5 guys to occupy that space in this movie.
This is one of the first 80's slashers for which I've immediately had to hit the IMDB page afterwards to confirm I understood what I'd just seen.
I'll be damned if that "bear suit crashing through the window" part didn't make me jump a little bit, so good on them.
Despite the focus being more on college/ interpersonal hijinks than on the demented killer, this slasher was still enjoyable. While I would not consider this essential, I would choose Girls Nite Out over pretty much anything that came out of the post-Scream slasher boom of the 90's.
I love when even though I've seen a ton of 80's slashers, I always find ones I've never seen or heard of before. It's a pretty cool feeling, Girls Nite seems to get a lot of unfavorable reviews and I don't quite agree with that. I actually thought it was pretty good, the killer had a cool costume, it doesn't take itself too seriously, the characters are mostly harmless and funny nobody is too annoying. I'd put Girls Nite Out with the likes of Bloody Birthday or Bloody New Year, less talked about stand alone horror that deserves a second look/chance.
Has anybody seen Killer Party and is it worth watching? I'm trying to find it for the marathon because I think it would be perfect.
Day 23, August's Horror Scavenger Hunt. Watch a horror movie that was featured on USA's Up All Night.
I'm thinking I could watch a movie with 70's disco dancing all the way through.
The party before the scavenger hunt is a watch in itself. The inventive dress ups..... He's a result of one of my sex experiments..... frightening.
The scavenger hunt radio station keeps the party atmosphere alive, it works really well. Yummy yummy yummy I've got love in my tummy!
Our chuckling lunatic gets quite inventive with the bear suit, nice one.
The investigation work runs at a tortoise pace, but he gets there in the end, and BAM it's a good demented finish.
Aside from its baffling killer reveal and the lack of strong female characters, Girls Nite Out is oftentimes an above-average slasher, swamped in the stench of 80s charm and annoying-as-hell male hormones. The men drink, yell, and manage to sweep their ladies off their feet with eccentric theatricality, but as for the women, not even one is righteously portrayed, which is quite saddening when it's a favorite of mine to see in a slasher. Of all the things this film suffers from, it's the hackneyed writing that almost feels like it had to be written by someone over the age of thirty who can vaguely remember their college days.…
Leider kann man die Firma GMP für dieses damalige Vertonungsverbrechen nicht mehr rechtlich belangen, denn das war mit Abstand die schmerzhafteste Hirnschmelze seit "Die Forke des Todes" (Westside-Synchro). Würde mich keinesfalls wundern, wenn dieselben miesen Sackgesichter das Ding hier ebenfalls verbrochen haben.
Für eines ist das deutsche Tape dennoch gut - entweder als Rausschmeißer bei 'nem Filmabend, bzw. wenn ungebetene Gäste auftauchen, einfach die Kassette einlegen und fünf Minuten später ist die Bude leer, garantiert!
Zum Film selber ... tja ... etwas lahmarschiger Slasher, aber dass der Killer schick im Teddybär-Kostüm schnetzelt und dabei immerzu debilen Nonsens murmelt, ist dennoch extrem putzig.
Stream Girls Night Out by Charli XCX.
Sometimes insipid, sometimes inspired slasher that's worth sitting through for two main reasons. One, the killer wears a bear costume. Enough said there. Two, the ending is really fucked up, twisted and a real left-turn in tone from the rest of the movie. Way too much time is spent on the inane affairs of the characters but pretty much every Slasher is guilty of that. It's uneven but the best moments really save it. Feels similar to something like Killer Party or The Initiation.
Probably the only slasher featuring a 60's bubblegum pop soundtrack.
Last night's screening of this picture is another example of my viewing habits being dictated by the necessity to do a better review. In this case, while looking at the original 2014 review, several mistakes were noted (which was a lot even by my standards), thus my take on a cheap film (the principal film shoot lasted only a few days! Apparently, there were 24 hour work days, which yikes) which piqued my interest at the time due to several factors. As I'll address later, the killer looks quite absurd. Several familiar names were in the movie... Betty from Revenge of the Nerds (Julia Montgomery), one of the cutest ladies…
Pretty good for a nearly forgotten slasher film. The cast is energetic and fun enough to watch, and the movie really only gets dull towards the end.
The premise is a killer dressed as the school mascot (a bear) kills a bunch of coeds during a weekend long, campus wide scavenger hunt. The killer is unnerving enough, and more misogynistic than many. There’s little more terrifying than a costumed bear jumping out at you from the shadows while screaming sexual slurs.
Oddly, for a film very much centered around a group of young coeds all sleeping with each other, there’s no nudity at all. The killer also kills almost everyone with the same weapon, which is four steak knives taped together and which leaves wounds much like a bear’s claws. Still, the lack of variety in the deaths is another knock against the film. And the killer’s identity? Ho-hum.
Finally a slasher brave enough to deal with issues like misogyny, mental illness, and alcoholism. Not really. It’s about a revenge killer in a bear mascot costume murdering sorority girls and frat boys during an all-night scavenger hunt. It should have been more fun than it actually was.
extremely hung up on the fact that there was a woman named "barney"
Better than The Fury.
Also von der im Plot beschriebenen Schnitzeljagd habe ich mir etwas anderes vorgestellt. Letztlich sitzen Studenten vor ihren Radios und lösen Rätsel. Wahnsinn. Nix mit einer Jagd über den Campus mit Spiel, Spaß und Spannung. Dazwischen darf ein Killer im Bärmaskottchenoutfit konturlose Studentinnen und Studenten abmurksen. Meistens Off-Screen, ohne Thrill und Impact. Die grottige deutsche Synchronfassung ist jedoch nicht zu verachten und sehr belustigend. Diese sorgt auch für eine viel zu frühe Entlarvung der Killeridentität. Ach - bevor ich es vergesse - der komplette Soundtrack besteht nur aus den Songs Do you believe in magic? und summer in the city von The Lovin' Spoonful. Die beiden Songs werden immer und immer wieder abgespielt im Collegeradio. Dass die Studenten da noch…
Staggeringly average slasher features the most awful male characters in cinema history, all of whom speak in impenetrable in-jokes and hopelessly dated and unfunny impersonations.
On the other hand, the cast includes Betty from Revenge of the Nerds, Vickie from Friday the 13th, and Sally from The Burning, so it’s not all bad. As a bonus, the wall-to-wall soundtrack consists of classic 60s pop and a suspenseful library track Cronenberg fans will doubtlessly recognise from RABID.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
“We're just typical victims of a society gone beserk!"
Girls Nite Out is a 1982 American slasher film directed by Robert Deube which follows a group of college coeds who are targeted by a killer in a bear mascot costume during an all-night scavenger hunt on their campus.
A run of the mill slasher with wild moments of absurdity, Girls Nite Out is a sleepy yet decently atmospheric film with a good score and fun characters.
Whilst the blood runs low here and it isn’t as wild as movies such as Blood Rage and Sleepaway Camp, Girls Nite Out does feature one of my favourite horror movie disguises ever — a literal fucking bear costume.
Overall, whilst the film is pretty generic overall, the bizarre moments make it at least worth checking out.
If it wasn't for the presence of the late, great Hal Holbrook (who did this just to get his son into the flick) it would be MST3000 level bad. As it is, it is fever dream bonkers but it is still a good time (yes, I'm fully aware that this may be CND but then again, the 80's is the greatest decade as has been proven by many reputable studies by online community colleges).
Someone in a bear costume with a misogynistic bent is killing off co-eds during a scavenger hunt with Hal as the chief of campus security--very little gore and pretty poor acting especially when compared to Hal but it is still worth a watch.
Following the IMDB…
AKA "THE SCAREMAKER" in uk
I didn't even no i gad watched this 80's slasher film and that it had a different name? It has been on my watch list for years, wrote i thought it was good.
Stressed out about Texas Match Day for med school, so I watched this and was pleasantly surprised. Here is another example of a slasher that I find oddly comforting and cozy much like Final Exam! A weird thing to say, sure. But even derivative 80’s slashers have a particular mood and atmosphere that I love to death. It’s like my form of Hallmark movies. Cannot explain it
Gostei bastante desse filme. Os diálogos são muito bons e engraçados. O clima da caça ao tesouro dá um toque especial e divertido à premissa familiar e costumeira, que é super bem feita. Os kills são brutais, apesar de não exatamente "criativos" daquele jeito que às vezes se espera em slashers—a criatividade se encontra no post-mortem com algumas cenas do crime bem terríveis. Recomendo!!
For Fans of: Ohio-Based Shenanigans, Sanitariums, Slasher Movies, Scavenger Hunts (fun!), Late Nite DJs, Slashings, Okay - this part is important - A Killer In a Bear Suit Who Has Attached Serrated Knives to his Ersatz Paws, Hal Holbrook, And of course with a Slasher Movie Where the Killer is in Bear Costume, the Soundtrack is filled with the best pop music of all time, see: Lovin' Spoonful, 1910 Fruitgum Company, Ohio Express, Kasetz-Katz Super Circus, and rock super god Tommy James and the Shondells
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