Reviewed byBolans Zip Gun (email@example.com)Vote: 8/10/10
Sadly this great often haunting B has all but disappeared and it isall the more unfortunate because it has the components of aimmortal cult classic. Schoolgirls In Chains is the truly bizarrestory of two brothers who kidnap and keep women locked in thecellar for the retarded brothers childishly sexual games. This veryunusual film does beg comparision to Texas Chainsaw Massacre(with themes of cannibalism replaced with incest and necrophilia)and if for no other reason is significant for being one (amongDeathDream, Blood and Lace and the later films of HershellGordon Lewis) of the darkest drive in films of the early 70s
Reviewed bygatecrasher258Vote: 8/10/10
This is one of the very few 1970's horror movies still refused acertificate from the BBFC. The plot revolves around a couple ofderanged brother's whom capture, abuse, rape, torture and subject agroup of girls to a hideous display of sick, cruel games at theirsecluded home in the middle of the remote countryside.
No longer available to purchase in any format, apart from the OOPoriginal NTSC VHS version from the US, and even that wasn't rated.
An extraordinarily good movie, based on suspense, shock and classicfear. It really grasps the imagination and leaves you guessing for whatscene will ensue next. Similar to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The NextGeneration, though far superior in many respects. It also features acreepy 'Norman Bates' type mother, whom only speaks at certain timesand from particular obscured angles.
Genuinely intelligent, a true horror movie the ages sadly forgot.
Reviewed byBA_HarrisonVote: 8/10/10
The term 'grindhouse' gets bandied about a little too much these days(thanks, QT), but Schoolgirls in Chains is the real deal, a sleazy,low-budget shocker aimed specifically at drawing in a crowd keen to seepure exploitationin this case, beautiful women abducted and abused bya pair of demented brothers, who have been raised by their sick motherto believe that ALL pretty young females are evil (when, in fact, it'sonly about 90% of them).
Trapped in the grungy basement of a remote house, the captured womenare kept as playthings for man-child John (John Stoglin), whoseover-enthusiastic approach to his depraved games often results in his'toys' being broken (and consequently buried in the family's vegetablepatch). Meanwhile, big brother Frank (Gary Kent) is on hand to keep theladies in control, under the ever watchful gaze of domineering,woman-hating Mother (Greta Gayland).
When John's game of hide and seek with his latest toy Sue (Merrie LynnRoss) ends up with the gal receiving both barrels from Frank's shotgun,Mother agrees to the abduction of Bonnie, an attractive student whoJohn has been spying on. After Bonnie goes missing, however, herlovera professor at her collegesets out to find what has become ofher...
With a dab of psychological drama (ala Psycho), a soupçon of incest(mother loves her lads a little too much), a smidgen of rape (Frankforces himself on pretty prisoner Ginger, played by lovely SuzanneLund), a touch of torture (I want to play doctor!), and a whole lot ofgrubby, low-rent photography accompanied by a suitably discordantsoundtrack (complete with an effectively unsettling nursery rhymetheme), Schoolgirls in Chains achieves exactly what it sets out todoentertain its audience through a series of sensational and sordidscenes in which girls in peril are subjected to all manner of horrors.
It's not exactly art, but it sure is fun (but don't tell mama I saidso: she doesn't approve of me watching filthy girls). 7.5 out of 10,rounded up to 8 for IMDb.
Two deranged brothers, who are under the domineering influence of their crazed mother, kidnap young girls and keep them captive in chains in their basement, where they subject them to depraved "games" that often end in torture and murder.