This review has been posted in conjunction with the Daily Grindhouse's year long tribute to the USA World Premiere Movie.
What I like best about The Cover Girls Murders is that the vhs cover reminds me of my crazy salad days working at a video store. I can’t even remember how many generic but still enticing images like this filtered across my checkout desk. I do not recall this particular film being a part of our admittedly light collection, but I did pick up the movie a few years later when video stores were still king and movies with titles like The Cover Girl Murders had the potential of irresistible charm. Yes, I was a fan of Baywatch and yeah, I thought maybe, just maybe, this movie was going to be like a sun soaked Friday the 13th (or at least Ten Little Indians dressed up in a bikini). I was in for the long haul. However, that sandy slasher was not to be and while I give the Cover Girl Murders a spin every few years (because I’m a sucker), my opinion that this is one bland flick has not changed much in the last fifteen years or so. At least I'm consistent.
|This wonderfully creepy image really has nothing to do with the film|
|Ahem, I think you are supposed to point the camera towards the model...|
|Is anyone behind the wheel of this movie?|
|She totally just read the script|
|Models go BOOM!|
|I don't know who you are, or why you needed to be there or what purpose you were serving... but I love you.|
|Lee just read the script too|
File Under: Werk It
Confession: I’m sure in a few more years down the road, I’ll be picking up my trusty vhs copy and thinking, “Maybe this will be better than I remembered.” I’m a small screen masochist!