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Chained Heat 3: Hell Mountain
(1998)
Reviewed by Andy Bowers
Rating: 6 Beans

ho cares if the movie stinks.

There's just a magic feeling that surrounds a film that attempts such a backwoods redneck 80's salute to white trash in bondage in our current politically correct climate.

The cover alone smacks deliciously of that video cheese I so much relished back in my excitable heavy breathing teen years. Exploitation films, especially the women in chains genre really came into their own in the 1980's.

Not that there is any plot continuity to these sequels except the title. Chained Heat 3 could have easily been sold as a Caged Heat film, Ilsa the Wicked Warden flick or any given women behind bars feature. Your average renter or buyer does not have a discerning taste or opinion when it comes to a feature in this low-brow category. It's usually "How many naked women are in it? and "How long does it take before those said women get naked?"

Chained Heat films may be the lowest common denominator in the movie food chain (Pauley Shore vehicles being a close second), but they do resound with nostalgia for the days in the early 80's when a film could get produced and marketed without any type of budget or story - just the premise and promise of nakedness.

The plot, if any, is about hot young women sold into slavery (hence - chained) forced to work in a mountain mine, collecting precious ore to help some loony dictator continue his reign of terror. Something like that. You do enjoy the girls in prison staples. Evil guards who like to hose down scantily clad inmates periodically and the genre favorite - a dominatrix / pseudo lesbian tinged warden, who always seems to be checking the girls out like a dog eyes a pork-chop.

Hell Mountain has a budget just below your average Beastmaster television episode (money certainly wasn't spent on a clothing design - since most of it gets promptly ripped off) Guns don't really fire ammunition according to the misplaced soundtrack. Tires screech on dirt. Yada Yada Yada.

A time waster true. But Chained Heat 3 delivers what it promises (babes behind bars). Not too many movies do that in that in this day in age.






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