A decent B-horror flick with some good entertainment value–
Alpha Girls is the bloody good film debut driven forth from the depths of hell by way of Johnny Zito and Tony Trov, who, each played an equal part in the film’s production, writing and direction. A horror film from the bloody beginning, where viewers are treated to a satanic ritual from the year 1896, the time of the Sorority’s dark origination. A scene any horror hound will undoubtedly appreciate, serving up a nice dose of blood and skin. This film is, of course, of low-budget descent and it’s creators seem to be aware of that fact, injecting it with moments of camp and twisted humor.
The opening scene aside, the film begins in present day, introducing the newest Alpha pledge hottie, Morgan (Falon Joslyn), as she becomes acquainted with the snooty house members and the chapter’s house mother Ms. Grace (Victoria Guthrie). Morgan soon butts heads with Veronica (Nikki Bell) the house president, and is sent to join the other three young pledges in their tortuous pledge-hazing. While first at odds with one another, the pledges soon find solace in each other by plotting against their house tormentors. It’s then that pledge Cassidy (Beverly Rivera) uses her gypsy background to perform a ritual between pledges, where each is to receive the one thing they most want in life, but what is received does not always come without a cost. Cassidy has tapped into something much more powerful than her own manifestations, something that is deeply rooted into the cultish history of the house. All hell soon breaks loose, sisters begin to die, it seems no one is safe from the evil power awakened from within the Alpha-Beta house.
The film, despite its novice creators and restrictive budget, manages to pull off some pretty entertaining scenes, continuing throughout the runtime. It’s full of beautiful women that fulfill their parts without anything cringe-worthy and that’s a lot to be said for this type of film. The effects were minimal, scenes of blood mostly with little actual gore, not lacking but not overkill. They even throw in Ron Jeremy for a cameo as a confessional priest, although I was hoping for a glory-hole gag that didn’t happen, oh well. Overall, this film accomplishes what it intended, and was a decent B-horror flick with some good entertainment value.
Review by Jim Davis, Special to Influx Magazine