First off, I got to watch this on a rare 35mm print at an Exhumed 24 Hour Horror-thon a few years back. The crowd laughed from start to finish, and I'm still not sure if I enjoyed this film or Raw Force better, but both movies left an impression on the audience. It's borderline softcore horror porn, and it's from 1982 which means it has all the hallmarks of a Ginger Lynn flick without the double penetration, new wave music. It also has some creative kills that are laughable and might make even H.G. Lewis cringe. Yeah, exhumed this is a bat shit crazy movie. As bat shit as you told us it would be. We had been warned. There's a mixtape that circulates made especially for attendees of the 24 Hour Horror-thons called My Bloody Mixtape that features a quote from Boardinghouse (along with a smorgasbord of quotes and songs from popular films screened at Exhumed Films features). Make sure you locate it, and memorize the quote in question. Let me know when you find it.
Synopsis form the back cover:
Jim Royce inherits a large home, then decides to turn it into a BoardingHouse full of beautiful young girls. Soon enough, death and mayhem ensure. Phantoms, Telekinesis, 33 1/3, and The Gardner await you at the BOARDINGHOUSE.
My personal favorite part of BoardingHouse? The computerized police report blotter that details on the events and randomly appears throughout the movie but most notably in the beginning and end. It feels absolutely non-sequitur, and sets a nice tone for the movie (cheese and camp and bad will curse all ye who enter here). At times incomprehensible, other times you're really looking at the only thing that might potentially connect the dots between strange transitions, a lack of dialogue and naked bodies. The fact that Slasher Video imitates this computer screen in their menu is genius. I laughed as hard at the menu screen as I did during the movie proper.
I'm fascinated by the inclusion of music videos for "Stop Fooling Around", "Love Starved" and "Break It Off". This is the kind of feature I hope to expect on a release of Radioactive Dreams someday. You've got Demo reels, an original film intro, commentary, an alternate ending and a pile of interviews from various sources.
Make sure you visit WWW.SLASHERVIDEO.COM to see what they do, and how they do it. Pick up BoardingHouse from DiabolikDVD HERE. These are the same guys who run Exhumed Films and the horror-thon that brought me to BoardingHouse.
It's limited to 1000 copies!