Nightmare Sisters 1988
Because he had so much fun making his previous horror-comedy, "Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama" (1988), and had leftover 35mm short ends from that shoot, DeCoteau decided to make a companion film starring the same three main actresses. Only this time the budget was significantly lower and the shooting schedule was significantly shorter (just 4 days), resulting in lots of long, static camera setups, minimal plot, minimal special effects and most of the action having to be shot in a small house. Thankfully none of that really diminishes the fun factor here thanks almost entirely to its three entertaining stars: Linnea Quigley, Michelle Bauer (billed here as "Michelle McClellan") and Brinke Stevens.

This time around, they mutate into monstrous but marvellously sexy male-hunting mutants in this low budget wonder that features ample flayed flesh and an equal enthusiasm towards sublime set-pieces of splatter movie madness!

Director: David DeCoteau
Cast: Linnea Quigley, Michelle Bauer, Brinke Stevens, Dukey Flyswatter
Country: USA
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:21:18 | 4.24 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none

• Audio Commentary by director David DaCoteau and producer John Schouweiler
• Audio Commentary with actors Brinke Stevens, Michelle Bauer, and Richard Gabai
• Bloopers Reel
• Still Galleries

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BD25, DVD9 | 1080p AVC, NTSC 16:9 | 01:21:56 | 22.8 Gb, 6.92 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

Extras (Blu-ray and DVD):

Intro (2:07, HD) with director David DeCoteau welcomes viewers to the Vinegar Syndrome Blu-ray experience, offering a few bits of trivia about "Nightmare Sisters" before sharing his delight with the movie's HD refreshing.

Audio Commentary – Director David DeCoteau and Actress Linnea Quigley sit down for a light-hearted and fun track as the pair discusses their time working on this B-movie project, its origins and anecdotal stories.

TV Version (81:34, SD) offers the same story as the original cut of "Nightmare Sisters." The major change is found with nudity, bringing back Quigley, Bauer, and Stevens a few years later to reshoot saucy sequences with the actresses fully clothed. Already a rushed production, the new additions are sloppy but effective, offering a different POV angle to temptress antics, including a bit of bed jumping with balloons to replace the famous bath sequence. As to be expected with a long passage of time between shoots, continuity is hilariously bad.

Interview (11:58, HD) with writer Kenneth J. Hall provides a general understanding of the "Nightmare Sisters" quickie production schedule, which traveled from idea to finished movie in a matter of weeks. Hall discusses his multiple roles on the set, including the succubus puppeteer for the film's finale. He's well aware of the picture's quality, but remains proud of the work, still amazed how quickly it all came together.

Bloopers (8:15, SD) collect flubbed lines and visible boom mics, also highlighting DeCoteau's impatience with screw-ups, constantly rushing his cast and crew through takes. Again, it's truly amazing how much the production accomplished in such a short time.