by Tammy Wanchena
Sex, guts, blood, and all men are mothers!”…An all too appropriate credo for this month’s ass whooping horny hog riders, the Man-Eaters. Look out, boys! These crusty biker chicks will screw you in more ways than one. They treat men like Kleenex and won’t let them forget they’re the weaker sex!
Picture a cross between Pia Zadora and Ruth Buzzey and you get “Queen”, leader of the pack. I see Queen as a victim. Not only does Queen have the pressure of staying fit enough to wear skintight leather and keep the gang in check, but she is a prime candidate for cancer and any number of STDs. Queen insists that none of her Man-Eaters fall in love at their Saturday night orgies, and when Karen disobeys she must drag the object of her affections behind her cycle, leaving him a bloody pulp. When antagonist Joe-Boy and his motley crew of thugs invade the girls’ favorite drag strip, war is declared and the girls get an opportunity to prove what they’re made of.
“She-Devils on Wheels” is truly a masterpiece and one of Herschell Gordon Lewis’s most popular films! You may remember the Godfather of Gore from “2,000 Maniacs”, “Blood Feast” and an array of B-movies. With a cast of no-names and “real-life girl bikers” who rarely shower, you will be entertained from start to finish. I encourage everyone to write to any existing drive-ins and request a screening. Saddlebags hold a lot of popcorn.
If you love B-films as I do, this is definitely one to purchase and the Whitehorse Press sells a special edition including the short “Biker Beach Party” and a gallery of H.G. Lewis Exploitation Art. The trailers alone are worth the cost of the video!