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Pinup Dolls on Ice

World Premiere
  • Canada
  • 2013
  • 85 mins
  • DCP
  • English
Hosted by Directors/Producers Geoff Klein and Melissa Mira with members of the cast and crew

BIKINI GIRLS ON ICE (2009) had a bunch of lovely gals setting up a car wash in a gas station in the middle of nowhere. It was a bad plan indeed, since Moe, a greasy, axe-wielding psycho, was lurking in the shadows. On the heels of that opus we get another good ol’ massacre, which takes place this time in and around a cabaret-themed tavern near a secluded campground. Yes, in PINUP DOLLS ON ICE, what you see is what you get: bouncy ladies a-plenty getting viciously disposed of by a grunting, overall-clad necrophile maniac with a freezer fetish. Watching these foul-mouthed, blood-soaked, scantily-clad scream queens run for their lives with their stilettos and extensive hairdos is somehow priceless. Of course, you also have the mandatory inept sheriff (his killer backstory speech is one of a kind) and the usual comic relief (a mullet-sporting, moustachioed doofus called Clay), as well as a few nasty beheading, lots of toilet humour, gallons of red and more one-liners that you can shake a blood-dripping hatchet at. There are even a couple of shower scenes thrown in the mix. Ever seen a serial killer give a nose job with a meat slicer?

After briefly meeting Moe in BIKINI, Suzi Lorraine (AKA Seduction Cinema’s blonde bombshell Kelli Summers) is back in this sequel as Joy, the blonde bartender who gets the Pinup Dolls to perform at her joint. This time, the one who has the honour of getting killed in the first reel is zaftig Ashley Almon (seen in Argento’s PELTS, in the Masters of Horror series), who learns a bit too late that she should’ve never gone skinnydipping alone with her cell phone. Penned by Michael Penning (THE LEGEND OF SORROW CREEK), this efficient slasher was shot in a month in Lancaster, Ontario by co-directors Geoff Klein (who also helmed BIKINI) and Melissa Mira (who is also make-up artist, producer and co-star of DOLLS). Plus, William Jarand does a great job as Moe, an unrelenting sicko who likes his meat raw and cold. Fans of Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN and the whole FRIDAY THE 13TH franchise will eat this one whole without even unfreezing it.

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— Kristof G.