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Nightmare Sisters

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Nightmare Sisters
Directed by David DeCoteau
Produced by John Schouweiler
Written by Kenneth J. Hall
Starring Linnea Quigley
Brinke Stevens
Michelle Bauer
Music by Del Casher
Haunted Garage
Michael Sonye
Cinematography Voya Mikulic
Editing by Tony Malanowski
Studio Cinema Home Video Productions
Distributed by Trans World Entertainment
Release date(s) June 15, 1988
Running time 83 Minutes
Country USA
Language English
Budget $40,000 (Estimated)

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Nightmare Sisters, also released as Sorority Succubus Sisters, is a 1987 direct-to-video, low-budget, erotic horror-comedy film. It is notable as one of only two films in which 1980s scream queens Linnea Quigley, Brinke Stevens, and Michelle Bauer appear together.


  • Title: Nightmare Sisters
  • Also Known As: Sorority Succubus Sisters
  • Director: David DeCoteau
  • Writer: Kenneth J. Hall
  • Studio:Cinema Home Video Productions, Filmtrust
  • Release Date: June 15, 1988
  • MPAA Rating: R - Sexual Content and Language
  • Runtime: 83 Minutes
  • Genre: Horror, Erotica, Feature
  • Tagline: Sex isn't their only weapon...


Actor / Actress Role
Linnea Quigley Melody
Brinke Stevens Marci
Michelle Bauer Mickey
Timothy Kauffman Phil
Matthew Phelps J.J.
C. Jay Cox Bud
Richard Gabai Kevin
Marcus Vaughter Freddy
William Dristas Duane
Jim Culver Exorcist Perrin
Sandy Brooke Amanda Detweiler
Michael Sonye Omar

Plot Summary

Melody, Marci, and Mickey are three geeky college girls who can't get a date. One night, they invite some geeky college guys over and have a seance that results in the girls becoming possessed and turning into sex starved succubi. Will the geek hero guys be able to stop the horrible possession?

Buck-toothed Melody, bespectacled Marci, and chubby Mickey are socially awkward sorority sisters. Desperate for some fun, they invite a trio of equally nerdy fraternity pledges over for a party. The party fizzles and the guys are on the verge of leaving when the girls try to liven things up by holding a séance. The crystal ball they use at the séance is cursed and causes the girls to become possessed by a succubus.

The suddenly sexy (and mostly nude) girls share some pie and a bath and then set out to seduce and murder their guests. The girls take on new personas to help them trap their prey. Mickey becomes a bikini-clad jungle girl, Marci transforms herself into a pigtail-sporting naughty girl, and Melody changes into a wild rock chick. The boys fight temptation and try to find help for the girls. The situation gets more complicated when the boys’ loutish fraternity brothers show up looking to score.


Music for the film was performed by Dukey Flyswatter (who also appears in the film) and Haunted Garage. Songs include "Sorority Sister Succubus" and "Brain in a Jar." "Brain in a Jar" appeared on the band’s 1991 CD Possession Park.

Linnea Quigley also sings “Santa Monica Blvd. Boys,” a song she performed with her band The Skirts.


Nightmare Sisters was filmed over four days in September 1987 for about $40,000 using left-over film, cast, and crew from the just completed Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama.[1][2]

The film was shot in the producer’s rented home. Set decoration largely consisted of different colored lighting and covering the walls with posters. (One of the posters is for Creepozoids, another David DeCoteau film starring Linnea Quigley.) The actresses did their own make-up and provided their own costumes.[3]

The film was intended for the video rental market and possibly showings on late night cable television. Nightmare Sisters disappeared from sight shortly after being released. The company distributing the film abruptly went out of business with the result that less than 2,000 copies of the tape were ever distributed.[4] The film thus becoming instantly obscure and little know.

Over the next decade, the popularity of the three actresses, word of mouth about the famous bathtub scene, and the scarcity of the film caused it to develop a cult reputation.

A segment from Nightmare Sisters featuring Linnea Quigley singing was included in Linnea Quigley’s Horror Workout (1990). Footage also appeared in Scream Queen Hot Tub Party (1991).

In the early 1990s, a censored version of Nightmare Sisters aired on USA Up All Night on USA Network. The famous scene in which the girls share a bath was excised and replaced with newly shot footage of the actresses in lingerie, jumping on a bed, and bouncing balloons.

DVD release

Nightmare Sisters was released on DVD in 2003 with commentary tracks from the cast and director.


  1. David DeCoteau, John Schouweiler. (2003). Audio Commentary (DVD). Retromedia.
  2. J.R. Bookwalter, Attack of the B-Movie Makers, Cinema Home Video Productions, Hollywood, California, 1991.
  3. Brinke Stevens, Michelle Bauer. (2003). Audio Commentary (DVD). Retromedia.
  4. David DeCoteau, John Schouweiler. (2003). Audio Commentary (DVD). Retromedia.

Critical Review

The following review is taken from Dr. Gore Reviews

  • Reviewed by Dr. Gore on June 2006
  • Rating: 3 out of 4 sexy bubble baths

Quigley, Bauer and Brinke. Does any more really need to be said? You have the three mega babes together again for another naked party. Tears of joy rolled down my face.

"Nightmare Sisters" starts off with the three of them all alone at the sorority house for the weekend. They are all geeks who can't get any guys to go out with them. Hard to believe I know. I didn't recognize Quigley for a second. Her character had buckteeth and sang off-key. Bauer's character was fat and eating like a pig. As strange as it may sound, they were acting! "Nightmare Sisters" threw me for a loop at the beginning of the flick. Where were the babes?

My fears were soon vanquished. While playing around with a crystal ball, a succubus transforms them into sex-crazed demons. This transformation blasts their clothes off. WOO-HOO! The movie improves significantly from this point. The succubus did a good job. Bauer has the Amazon body, Brinke has the innocent girl routine, and Quigley has the Quigley routine. I love all three of them. If I had to choose, I'd go for Bauer. Even if she were a succubus, it would have to be Bauer. It's all about Bauer... Sorry. I'm babbling on. Bauer babbling. Bauer....mmmmmm....

Soon the girls will play around with a cake and have to take a bubble bath. The bubble bath scene is one of the greatest in exploitation movie history. When they rub their breasts, the soundtrack gives off a loud squeaking sound. Classic. The sound effects make half the movie. The other half is the massive amount of Scream Queen nudity.

If the idea of seeing these three women take a bath together excites you, (and it better or else you are clinically dead), get this DVD immediately. There is plenty of nudity to satisfy your B-movie craving. Good flick.

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