After a cold open where Tara Reid decapitates a dude in a top hat (honestly, we are off to a very promising start) we get into the meat and potatoes of Bus Party to Hell…namely a group of attractive, horny, drunks head out across the desert in a party bus (we also get nudity within the first five minutes…that’s two for you movie…keep the momentum going) while a few miles away Tara returns to battle mummies (as a woman’s top flies off..,is it legal to marry a film, ‘cuz I think I want this one in my life forever). Anyway, as fate, and fright flick tropes, would have it, our raunchy revelers are soon waylaid by a group of Satanic cannibals after that cacophonous conveyance of theirs breaks down. Trapped inside the bus with death lurking just outside, can our hard partyin’ protagonists survive the night?
As you can tell by my enthusiasm above, I am pretty into what Bus Party to Hell is laying down…namely pure exploitation fried gold! Over the course of an hour and twenty minutes (give or take) we get more exposed flesh, over-the-top gore, ridiculous characters, monsters (yeah baby!), and straight up nonsense than a hundred B-flicks…and it’s deliriously glorious! Sure the characters are paper thin as is the plot, but that is the point; this is a film for lovers of the “greatest hits”…boobs, blood, and bad guys that we crave, and it wastes no time with filler on it’s way to the killer.
With all of that praise, you’d think I’d have nothing negative to say…but c’mon, you lot know that just ain’t my style! As many of you know, I detest CG blood effects…and this film features some, which is pretty baffling considering the amount of truly excellent practical effects work on display. I’m sure it’s some sort of quality control issues, but it took me out of the crazy goings-on.
To sum it up; Bus Party to Hell is packed fat with pervasive gore, nudity, Satanic shenanigans…and this is what exploitation cinema should be…it’s also an ass load of good times that barrels it’s way straight into your putrid peepers like a…well like an alcohol filled bus and shouldn’t be missed by horror hounds with a love of the ludicrous!
Click here for our recent conversation with Bus Party to Hell star Tara Reid!