1970s Drive In Classic Slasher Flick
The JuRK | Our Vast, Cultural Desert | 05/07/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not sure if I would've been as enthusiastic about this movie if I hadn't just sat through another lame recent "torture porn" movie first. Sure I would've been appreciative of the drive-in flashback feel to THE CENTERFOLD GIRLS but at least this movie delivered what I want from a cheap slasher-type movie: lots of hot chicks who frolic, take showers, sleep in the buff, and have difficulty keeping clothes on.
I bought this DVD because I'm a fan of Tiffany Bolling. The movie is divided into three stories that all share hot chicks and a demented killer who has to murder centerfolds. Tiffany is in the third story but all of the girls are beautiful.
This new DVD includes a brief documentary that chats with a few of the actors (not Tiffany though).
With A-list filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino making movies that shamelessly rip off every aspect of the "grindhouse" movie experience, it's better to have access to the real thing."
Bartok Kinski | Prague | 04/21/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is the sort of film that has you wishing you could time-travel back to the heyday of the drive-ins to catch it in its ideal environment. Scary, tight lipped Andrew Prine plays a murderous psychopath working his way through a bunch of pretty girls, whose only 'sin' is to have modelled for a sexy calendar. Well-shot, well-acted, but it's the doom-laden mood and oddball structure that makes Centerfold Girls stand out - three stories about three girls linked only through their encounters with the killer, sort of like Pulp Fiction without the self-congratulation. Should be sought after by anyone who likes the darker, stranger drive-in fare of the 70s."
His blood runs cold.....His Angel is a CENTERFOLD!
Charles Kangas | Tromaville | 06/20/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Greetings from Tromaville! I got this film free as a gift from Troma. It involves a right-wing religeous nut who kills girls in his centerfold calendar because his finds pornography deplorable. Although this film goes off track on several occations, it is still very enjoyable and worth the cost of purchase. It also contains the trailor for one of Troma's best films: "Fatty Drives The Bus"."
Retro Slasher Jewel
Dayna Newman | Tampa | 07/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Centerfold girls was very progressive for 1974.
the blood letting was plenty and the effects good for such an early entry in the slasher pool.
It had three different stories all with the same killer played to perfection by Andrew Prine.
Each "main" victim had a seperate tale.One story inparticular was very reminescent of The Last House on The Left,where a bunch of hippies break into one victims house and terrorize and rape her even before she encounters the killer.Then the last story with Tiffany Bolling was great as well"It was the last story for a reason"..One thing that bugged me was almost every man in the movie was portrayed as a slimey vile creature that just wanted to rape women.I suppose since all the women were naked and victomized they had to defame the men as well.
But it's a great retro slasher,very deserving of any slasher fan's collection."