When a street gang, the Dagger Debs, takes on a new member, betrayals, knife fights, shootouts, and even explosions unfold in gloriously ways.
Monica Gayle (Nashville Girl), Robbie Lee (Big Bad Mama), Marlene Clark (Enter the Dragon), and the rest of the cast are all a trip to watch, and the final battle is really something else.
Director Jack Hill, who helmed this iconic drive-in extravaganza, excelled at borderline-trashy, but hugely entertaining movies, like Spider Baby, Pit Stop, and Foxy Brown. Quentin Tarantino has endorsed this film quite heavily over the years, and its influence on his movies is undeniable.
Switchblade Sisters must have been pretty controversial during its day, and there are still a few scenes that have me shaking my head and laughing, in the sense that they're so wrong by today's standards of political correctness.
Switchblade Sisters is 1970s grindhouse and exploitation at its finest.