In this final installment of the Olga series, we find ourselves back in a grimy city where a woman has an odd story to tell. Olga, now running a dance hall, recruits young women and bored housewives to come work for her but all is not as it seems. What lies behind the drug parties, the dancing, and perversion is a dark and terrible plot that involves the sacrifice of young beauties at the alter of Satan.
The year -- 1969. The city -- Hell, I don't know. New York probably. The place -- Olga's Dance Hall. In the fifth and final "Olga" movie, things have taken a turn for the unusual. Featuring a new and unknown director, a one-pump unknown actress that replaces Audrey Campbell as the titled character, and the torture has been done away with and is now replaced with a satanic cult.
The weirdest and probably the worst of the "Olga" movies; "Olga's Dance Hall Girls" replaces almost every single bit of the things that we've come to know and love from the past films. Scenes of drugs and bondage have now been replaced with dull and monotonous scenes of people talking and more scenes of, well, people talking. Sure, there is the occasional cat fight, a few women strip, and some heavy petting but in an attempt to tell a frightening tale of the supernatural. The once entertaining smutty perversion is gone and instead we are left with some of the most utterly boring and tedious conversations to be put in a sexploitation title. Who needs women being whipped when we can instead have scenes of Nick, or Vince, or whateverthehell his name is, spend ten minutes trying to talk a girl into working for Olga? Not this cowboy. Especially when they include more overly long scenes of Nick/Vince (Seriously, the man inexplicably has two names in the movie.) talking to Olga, who now has the personality of a wet nap, where they discuss 'business' and which girls can do what.
See, this is what you people get when you want your trash to have a story! Even though a story is attempted here in "Olga's Dance Hall Girls" it still manages to be as pointless as ever. The brisk runtime of 70 minutes just flies by in the last three movies because of the endless parade of decadence. Now only 60 minutes, this movie feels like a bad 60's scare film about Satanism and the occult -- oh wait...The Satanic aspect could have been interesting, had it been blended in with the style of the last three movies, sadly that's not the case, and the occult storyline seems like a mere footnote -- Something that was just thrown in to make it seem more exciting and interesting. If they wanted something more exciting, then they should have gotten someone else to replace Audrey as Olga because Lucy Eldridge couldn't have been a worst replacement. To give her some credit, she fits in perfectly with the movie's theme of monotony.
What else is there to say: "Olga's Dance Hall Girls" is unbelievably boring. I'd say the only thing it succeeds at is showing how necessary the filth is in these oldie exploitation skin flicks. If you remove what made them so great in the first place and insert very poor attempts and legitimate filmmaking you get something like "Olga's Dance Hall Girls" -- an excruciatingly painful cinematic endurance test.