Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sorority Girls Like it Bloody!

Perhaps our title is just a wee bit misleading.  It should read "Alpha Beta Girls Who are Really Part of a Satanic Cult Offering Sacrifices to the Dark Lord in Exchange for Money Power and Success Like it Bloody." At least in the new indie movie Alpha Girls by Tony Trov and Johnny Zito, thats how it goes.

"I'm gonna chop you up!"  Don't worry, not a real line.  Click here to view the Alpha Girls site.

Trov and Zito, big pimpin infront of Alpha House. 

The Man-Meat and I were very lucky enough to see a viewing of this movie at the start of it's East Coast tour.  Complete with top-secret, speak easy style, viewing theater! We will admit we both thought we were being lured into a trap to be murdered... or maybe just tortured.   Who would ever suspect a bunch of horror and comedy writers?  So, after no sign of kool-aid, duct tape or plastic clowns were spotted, we relaxed, chatted with the directors and enjoyed the show. 

Juliet, April, Veronica, Morgan and Cassidy

A successful kickstarter project, Alpha Girls was made for a mere $12,000, over 18 days in the hottest part of the summer. I know I embellish facts often but I do believe those numbers are correct, making the results that much more amazing.  Shot in a 120 year old frat house in Philadelphia, the story follows 4 pledges to the most elite sorority in America: Alpha Beta. With dark secrets behind it's doors, the Alpha house has provided some of the worlds most influential women.  Including some surprising faces in politics!  Morgan (Falon Joslyn), Cassidy (Beverly Rivera), Juliet (Nicole Elise) and April (Kara Zhang) have all come for different reasons but are brought together by a dream of reaching their goals with AB... and a very cramped laundry room.
Sorority President Veronica (Nikki Bell) reads from Alpha Beta's sacred book of dark secrets.  Ooooooh, Spooky!
Look!  Blood!!

For everything you ask of the dark lord, a sacrifice must be made.  So, after a seemingly simple fish bowl ritual, things take a bloody turn towards WTF when the consequences of their actions are finally realized.  If the girls dare to go back on their deals, things could fall apart and all their hard lack-of-work would be for naught!  Do they risk everything?  Or do they do as Alpha Girls before them and rise to the top through blood, sweat and more blood?

mmmmm... delicious!

Alpha Girls has a strong plot and an original story.  Some of the characters come across as intentionally hokie and over the top, adding to the movies enjoyment and humor.  I am one of those people that can usually guess how a movie ends from the get-go, controlling the future with my amazing mind powers but this movie was FULL of surprises!  Not overly gory or goofy, just a genuinely good story dealing with satanic rituals and the sorority mixed up with them.

Oh...  And the Jewish porn-star, Ron Jeremy, as a priest.  Not to mention a cameo by the one and only Schoolly D!  Awesome.  For a good time without the fear of catching a case of the itchy trousers, go see this movie and enjoy all the wonder that pink argyle (a personal favorite) can provide.  Another bonus is the soundtrack provided by the seven-piece rock band Southwork.  Channeling their creepy, they recorded it live at the infamously haunted Eastern State Penitentiary.  How rad is that?!

If you are lucky enough to be in an area on their tour, check it out!  If you don't see your city now, don't fear, rumor is they are already planning a second and you should be able to purchase the movie soon.  Here are the current dates:

1/29 TU: Chapel Hill, NC
Arts Center Live
300-G East Main St
Carrboro, NC 27510

1/31 TH: Wilmington, NC
USO Community Arts Center
120 South 2nd Street,
Wilmington, NC 28401

2/2 ST: Savannah, GA
Psychotronic Film Society of Savannah
Address TBD

2/5 TU: Atlanta, GA
Plaza Theater
1049 Ponce De Leon Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30306

2/6 WD: Knoxville, TN
The Pilot Light
106 East Jackson Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915

2/8 FR: Nashville, TN
Black Raven Emporium
2915 Gallatin Pike
Nashville, TN

2/9 ST: Louisville, KY
The Alley
1205 East Washington Street
Louisville, KY 40206

2/13 WD: Indianapolis, IN
Irving Theater
5505 East Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46219

2/14 TH: LaFayette, IN
Ant Pharm
1608 n. 13th street
Lafayette, IN ,47904

2/15 FR: Chicago, IL
Adventure Stage Chicago
1012 North Noble
Chicago, Illinois 60642

2/16 ST: Fort Wayne, IN
Cinema Center
437 E Berry St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

2/18 MN: Muncie, IN
Be Here Now
505 N. Dill St
Muncie, IN 47303

2/19 TU: Cincinnati, OH
Keenan House
752 Keenan Ave
Cincinnati, OH

2/21 TH: Columbus, OH
Grand View Theater
1247 Grandview Avenue
Columbus, OH

2/23 ST: Pittsburgh, PA
Hollywood Theater
1449 Potomac Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15216

If you would like to learn more about what these young chaps are up to , like their comic Moon Girl or their Graphic Novel DOGS of Mars,  Follow them on Facebook or at  their site AlphaGirlsMovie.Com. Until next time, my creepy little bloody sorority ghouls, stay pretty and prepare!

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