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½ November 9, 2014
My favorite part of this movie was when the boom mic popped up in the scene that's how exciting this movie was! Zzzzzzzzzz
½ May 11, 2014
Sisters of Death is a 1976 horror movie about a group of girls in some sort of secret sorority club that "accidentally" kill one of the new members. Years later, they are taken hostage and have their lives threatened by the girl's father, but with the help of a couple of guys who want to get in their pants, their chances of escaping become a little better. And trust me on this; I'm making this out to be something better than it is, which it isn't. It's not a very good movie, but it was competently shot and put together. The final product didn't turn out very good and it's just not all that entertaining. The crew from Rifftrax recently did a riffing on it, which will bring it to a new audience I suppose, but most would have ignored it otherwise.
½ March 31, 2014
Slow-mystery with crumby characters and few thrills. There are some interesting moments, but it's mostly just drag and forced dialog.
½ October 12, 2013
Has a '70s made-for-tv feel. Fairly tame revenge flick starring Claudia Jennings plus the guy who played Nat on 90210.
½ September 29, 2013
Years after a female secret society ritual gone awry, all members present at the time of the incident come together for some good times. They are unknowingly invited to the house of the father of the girl who was killed during the ritual and the girls start to be killed. Some real hotties here. Basic idea has been used before, but this was decent despite nearly universal poor acting.
½ November 1, 2012
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SISTERS OF DEATH [1977]: A low budget film which sees a sect of Female Collage students accidently kills one of their members in an intonation ritual. Years later they all meet up on a rural estate all invited by an unknown host. As a result the host is the father of the dead girl and is out for vendetta. Not much to say about this one aside from the fact its use of one location (the rural homestead) to build tension, it's an average run of the mill movie worthy of a solid 50%.
½ October 27, 2012
A pledge dies in an initiation test for the Secret Society of Sisters. Years later, the dead girl's father invites witnesses to his remote residence to gain revenge. Film never delivers the sleaze that always appears to be around the corner.
February 14, 2012
Anyone who can't figure out who the killer is and which girl was working with the guy within five minutes is an idiot.
February 2, 2012
Not terrible! Worth a watch for slasher fans.
July 10, 2011
sounds like early version of sorority row
March 21, 2011
Great sorority slasherish flick, has a nice 70s feel. I loved the melodrama and the "twists"
March 13, 2011
Anyone who can't figure out who the killer is and which girl was working with the guy within five minutes is an idiot.
February 10, 2011
Don't expect an S&M flick featuring leather-clad, greasy-haired lesbians, as the cover art above suggests. "Sisters of Death" is a slog through the unimaginative murder mystery territory only hack '70s screenwriters could create.

Edmond Clybourn (Arthur Franz), father of a girl killed in a sorority initiation gone awry, is intent on exacting vengeance on his daughter's fellow sisters. To that end, he pays two bumbling vagabonds to pick up the five ladies and escort them to his mountain chateau. There, hijinks ensue when the men sneak into the compound, Edmond turns on the electric fence, and introduces himself to his guests, telling them he intends to receive satisfaction.

That last bit is one of many problems with "Sisters of Death." Apart from the shallow, stock heroines and the numerous (surprisingly so, considering the rather basic setup) contrivances required to move the story along, Edmond's early appearance before the protagonists destroys any tension that might have been had had the antagonist stayed offscreen; numerous early scenes of Edmond fashioning and loading homemade bullets are much, much more effective than any scene in which the slight, unimposing man is fully in-view.
January 29, 2011
Here's some film ratings.
January 29, 2011
Sisters of Death
Starring: Arthur Franz, Claudia Jennings, Cheri Howell, Sherry Boucher, Sherry Alberoni, and Paul Carr
Director: Joseph Mazzuca


Five women and two men are trapped on the property of a crazed father (Franz) intent on revenge for his daughters death seven years earlier during an all-girl secret society initiation gone wrong.

"Sisters of Death" is a weak thriller that relies on the characters behaving in illogical and downright idiotic fashions to work. From the moment the five targets of the vengeful father receive invitations to travel to a remote location; to the character who decides she needs a shower, depite the fact there's a murderer hiding in the house; to the "twist ending", this film is a prime of example of lazy scriptwriting. The acting and photography are nothing to cheer about either.

This thing is watchable, and it may be a worthy of a Bad Movie Nite, but it's about as bland as could be. (Oh... and that aforementioned shower? Don't get your hopes up, boys. It happens off-screen.)
½ January 29, 2011
3.5/10. I don't know what it is about low budget films made in the 1970's and 1980's. I just don't care for them, it's not like ones from the 40's through the 60's. I had a hard time staying interested in this one. Boring and dumb.
½ January 29, 2011
After a day's rest (hey, it's not like I'm getting paid here or anything) we're back to tackle more movies.

Let's see - "Sisters of Death"

Hmm - well it seems that there's some sort of sisterhood (ie: sorority) that is having their initiation and 2 pledges are completing their final test - which apparently deals with a pistol.

Gee, I wonder what could possibly go wrong?

Well, obviously there's a shot, blood, and suddenly a dead pledge.

Skip ahead seven years. One of the sisters (Judy - played by the late, sometimes-great Claudia Jennings) receives a mysterious invitation for a reunion. Eventually, all the sisters receive the invite and soon the sisters begin their travels to the reunion location only to find their are being escort to the actual site - a nice estate out in the middle of freaking nowhere.

Of course, there's always the cautious one, Penny, who feels all this is a bad idea (dum-dum-DUM!) while the others kind of act like a bunch of hens.

After being dumped off at "The Hacienda Del Sol", they read a note that simply says to "Enjoy Themselves." Other than Penny though, none of them is the least bit concerned about who set all this up.

Eventually, the girls are joined by the escorts/party crashers and then the fun ensues.

Oh, and did I mention, this was set up by the dead pledge's father? And apparently the 'accident' was actually a 'murder'?

The video quality is poor (think 56k connection-poor) - sad since the most compelling thing going for it -- the obviously attractive women -- is now lost. 70's style T&A abounds but not actual nudity. Some of the acting is over the top but nothing at least TV-quality. The movie probably was seen on "Movie of the Week" at some point on TV - it's that tame for the most part.

The movie pacing is glacial - frankly, this could have been a hour long with all the unneccessary scenes cut. My guess, they thought of the plot and then realized they didn't have enough material for a movie - too bad they didn't at least go with gratuitious nudity (probably couldn't pay the ladies enough).

Fun rating: 3 (Eye candy abounds but little else) The mystery is functional but the slow pacing drains all the suspense. Even as the deaths begin, it all seems mechanical. I was going to reheat some leftovers while leaving the DVD playing but remembered I reviewing this thing.

Interest rating: 2 (Only for hardcore Claudia Jennings completists) The poor video quality really makes this difficult on the eyes to watch. Plus there's absolutely no interest in watching this again.

Total rating: 3

[i]Trivia Time: Claudia Jennings was Playmate of the Month for November 1969 as well as Playmate of the Year 1970.[/i]
½ January 29, 2011
A pledge dies in an initiation test for the Secret Society of Sisters. Years later, the dead girl's father invites witnesses to his remote residence to gain revenge. Film never delivers the sleaze that always appears to be around the corner.
bbcfloridabound
Super Reviewer
½ January 20, 2011
This one is from The Mill Creek 50 Movie Chiller Classics, Truly a Seventies California Hippy Girl type flick. 5 Girls are gathered on the 7th year reunion f the tragic death of one of their sisters during an initiation. What they don't know is the reunion is on the dead girls fathers ranch and he is out for revenge. A lot of no name, never did anything again stars, except for the Dad (aka: Barney B Jones). A surprised ending, but still can only throw 2 1/2 stars at this one, mainly for the dumbness of trying to escape. Ahh Mill Creek you always come up with the trash.
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