Beta House

by Alan Rapp on December 26, 2007

in Home Video

  • Title: American Pie Presents: Beta House
  • IMDb: link

American Pie Presents: Beta HouseAmerican Pie Presents Beta House is uncompromising, unapologetic, softcore porn.  Skinamax is gonna love this film.  Sure it makes as much sense as Carrot Top fan sites, but you’re not watching a flick like this for the story.  It lacks the heart of the original film (of whom only Eugene Levy appears), but it hits the sleaze factor the target audience will be hoping for, and then some.  I can’t really recommend it, but if you’ve got beer, buds, no babes, and nothing to do late one night there’s worse ways you could spend your time.

Here’s where I normally discuss the plot with you, such as it is.  The film follows Erik Stifler (John White) to college with his best bud Cooze (Jake Siegel) where they will meet new friends and pledge his cousin’s (Steve Talley) fraternity, the Beta House.  The film returns many of the characters from American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile but since plot is not the primary storytelling device those who didn’t see the previous film (like me) shouldn’t feel like they’ve missed much.

There are also love stories between Erik and the cute Ashley (Meghan Heffern) and Cooze and a Southern belle with a embarrassing secret (Sarah Powers), and the ongoing battle between the Betas and the Geek house, but that’s just window dressing for nudity, semen and vomit jokes, and general mayhem.

This DVD is what it is.  It’s an exploitative romp through fraternity life filled with sex, nudity, projectile vomiting, semen and ejaculation jokes, strippers, toga parties, and a Russian roulette scene where a bullet in the head might be preferable.  When it tries to play safe and have Erik straddle the line between sensitive and fun-loving it struggles mightily, but when the film throws in the towel, and all reason, and just goes for broke it provides many memorable, if not necessarily good, moments.

You’ll dislike at least as much as you’ll enjoy, but for fans of this type of humor the film delivers what you are expecting (including testicles hooked-up to a car battery, hot chicks dressed up as school girls, an orgy of binge drinking and projectile vomiting, hot chicks dressed up as school girls, a toga party, multiple trips to a strip club, and hot chicks dressed up as school girls), but not much more.  Oh, and did I mention there’s a frat party with all the hot chicks dressed in skimpy school girl costumes?  Yeah, it’s exactly what you’d expect.

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