Star Slammer

Star Slamer (1986)

“A man that gives in to evil, unlocks the door to his own asylum.”

They say that variety is the spice of life. In a continuing attempt to embrace that variety here with One Movie Each Day, I’ve decided to dedicate each Wednesday review to the stranger side of cinema, the type of movies that I’d never normally watch, but that I’m kind of secretly glad exist. In celebration or in condemnation of the eccentric, the odd, the freaky, the kinky, the ghastly, the freaky, the fearful, and the flaky, I reluctantly present the fourth installment of Wednesday Weirdness.

If you were wondering what would happen if someone were were to take the campy Women in Prison genre and mash it up with something out of the profusion of cheap 1980’s Star Wars ripoffs, (and lets face it who hasn’t wondered about that,) wonder no more, because today’s movie presents the answer. And the answer is bad. From prolific B-movie filmmaker Fred Olen Ray, (IMDb gives the guy 126 directorial credits to date,) Star Slammer, (or, according to the title card, : Star Slammer, or, according to what I think was the theatrical poster, Star Slammer: The Escape),is basically a cheaply-produced poorly-acted mashup of genre tropes. This is the kind of movie that can, at best, hope to be so bad it’s good. But that’s not the case here, it’s just plain bad. Avoid seeing this movie.

[Star Slammer a/k/a Prison Ship (1986) – Directed by Fred Olen Ray – Rated R]

OM|ED Rating: Avoid SeeingWW