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Rated R
Copyright 1978 Epoch Releasing
Reviewed by Demian, Denyse Mercer, and Jode Carrasco - they supplied the sounds. on 'a long time ago'

The Characters:  

  • Elizabeth Clyborne - Some pledge. She bites it in the first two minutes.
  • Judy Peak - Another pledge. She lives through the initiation and, amazingly, the rest of the movie.
  • Sylvia Woodworth - A drunken prostitute. She accidentally killed Liz, and ultimately she dies of a gatling gun blast to the butt courtesy of Liz's pop.
  • Penny - A hippie chick. She gets strangled, presumably by Judy.
  • Diane - The Baby Spice of the 70s. A deflating snake kills her.
  • Francie ("Miss Amerihat") - An obnoxious toothy lass in patriotic attire. Her career as most obnoxious character in the film is cut short by a pair of scissors to the spinal column.
  • Joe - A really horny guy. Like many guys named Joe, he gets fried.
  • Mark Roberson - A levelheaded heroic individual who doesn't trust light bulbs. In the dramatic conclusion, he gets blown away by Judy.
  • Mr. Clyborne - Elizabeth's dad. Taught how to fly by Judy.
  • That Guy in the Truck - Some guy in a truck who tries to molest Diane. He is eventually warded off by a bible, which he finds very amusing.

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The Plot: 

Seven years ago, Elizabeth did an Abraham Lincoln. Now, she's back! Oh, no, wait, she isn't. However, her father has invited the girls who were present at the sorority initiation gone wrong which killed her. Soon, her five friends are in a deserted mansion (or "castle," if you believe the video box) accompanied only by two lazy drifters who refuse to go away, Elizabeth's father, a dog, a spider, and a snake. Soon, the girls (and the hapless spider) begin to get killed off, and everyone is trapped at the mansion by a pesky electric fence wearing a light bulb (which Mark doesn't trust one bit). Eventually, it is revealed that Judy is the demented killer, and further carnage ensues. In the end, there can be only one, and it is Judy Peak (insert Highlander music here). Yes, evil triumphs, and it's a girl!

Things I Learned From This Movie: 

  • Rattlesnakes sound like those 25 cent air pumps at gas stations.
  • Light bulbs are more trustworthy than you'd think.
  • Guys named Joe always end up getting toasted somehow.
  • If you need to dig a hole, try an axe head or a funnel.
  • Spiders explode real good.
  • Listen to the hippie.
  • Gatling gun ammo can be manufactured in the comfort of your own home!

Stuff To Watch For: 

  • 1 min - How do they breathe in those things?
  • 13 mins - She should be arrested just for that hat!
  • 32 mins - At this point, we've seen enough shots of shoes to last a lifetime.
  • 35 mins - Wow, umm, the moon sure is bright tonight.
  • 50 mins - He didn't list those alphabetically. What an idiot.
  • 52 mins - Watch Joe's head in this scene... ...bad editing! BAD!
  • 59 mins -I'll just remove my shoes to encourage the spider...
  • 68 mins - It's the amazing deflating snake!

 Audio clips in wav formatSOUNDSStarving actors speak out 

Green Music Note sistersdeath1.wav Zombie Voice: "Sisters, the pledges are ready."
Green Music Note sistersdeath2.wav Sylvia: "Hey...'re really upset."
Green Music Note sistersdeath3.wav Some hippie guy mumbling nonsense.
Green Music Note sistersdeath4.wav Francie: "If I don't get to a ladies' room fast, I *know* what's gonna happen."
Green Music Note sistersdeath5.wav Mark: "But I don't trust light bulbs."
Green Music Note sistersdeath6.wav Mark: "Boy, you really are horny, aren't you?"

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Re: Sisters of Death
Reply #1. Posted on December 16, 2006, 10:38:01 PM by Scott
I use to own this one on VHS. This was a rare 70's dud from beginning to end. If I remember correctly there was a kind of Russian roulette at the end between the pledging sisters. The kind of film Carmeron Mitchell would star in.
Re: Sisters of Death
Reply #2. Posted on February 20, 2007, 06:44:57 AM by
One question needs to be answered, was there a stand in tarantula involved in this movie ? Plot foreshadow, chick screams about scary spider, another plot foreshadow spider minding it's own business ... might have just been my copy of the movie, but they appeared to be different eight legged freaks! Was there a stunt double involved, should I watch better movies, does god kill a kitten every time someone watches a schlock horror outing?
Re: Sisters of Death
Reply #3. Posted on March 08, 2007, 10:03:13 PM by fortunato
"Great" movie, particularly the absurdist ending. If the ending wasn't so damn strange, the movie would just be plain old bad. I feel the same way about 1982's Unhinged.
Re: Sisters of Death
Reply #4. Posted on August 07, 2007, 09:41:21 PM by Adam_658
I bought 50 scary movies for like 15 bucks at Hastings the other day, most of them are B movies, I've seen about 5 of them so far, and this one by far is the best of the group. The ending really is pretty good. The last killing of the movie doesn't make good logical sense, but it does clear the plot up a lot. The acting was bad, but most low budget 70s acting is.

This movie had everything a good scary movie should, snakes, spiders, gatlin guns . . . maybe a little over the top, but all and all it's worth .35 and an hour and a half of my life.
Re: Sisters of Death
Reply #5. Posted on March 23, 2008, 08:28:56 PM by Denyse
It's been many, many years since I helped review this movie. But you know what? I still love it (:
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