Chained Heat (1983)

Chained Heat (1983)

Taglines: White hot desire melts cold prison steel!

Linda Blair plays Carol, a young woman who must serve 18 months in prison after killing a man (by accident). The prison turns out to be brimming with decadence, corruption and sleaze, where the other female inmates are sadistic crack-selling lesbian rapists and the guards and warden are no better. Racial tensions are high as the inmates is divided into two factions, blacks and whites, who must either join together against the management or kill each other trying. A sleazy blend of sexploitation and blaxploitation make this movie a real winner.

Chained Heat (alternate title: Das Frauenlager in West Germany) is a 1983 American-German exploitation film in the women-in-prison genre. It was co-written and directed by Paul Nicholas for Jensen Farley Pictures.

The B-grade genres of sexploitation, blaxploitation, and jailhouse flicks mixed with this grotesque sex- and violence-filled melodrama. Linda Blair stars as Carol Henderson, a naïve and inexperienced teenager who is sentenced to 18 months in a women’s prison after accidentally killing a man. Once she arrives, Carol meets sadistic, perverted Warden Bacman (John Vernon), who keeps a hot tub in his office.

She also encounters the two top-dog prisoners, Ericka (Sybil Danning) and Duchess (Tamara Dobson), who are at war with each other, the leaders of factions in the facility’s simmering racial tensions. Then there are the drug-dealing lesbian rapists and the prostitutes, who answer to the warden’s snugly-outfitted assistant, Captain Taylor (Stella Stevens). In the meantime, Taylor’s lover is secretly carrying on an affair with Ericka. It’s a cauldron of fear and rage, but when the prison’s corrupt management goes too far, race considerations are set aside as black and white convicts band together.

Chained Heat Movie Poster (1983)

Chained Heat (1983)

Directed by: Paul Nicholas
Starring: Linda Blair, John Vernon, Sybil Danning, Tamara Dobson, Stella Stevens, Henry Silva, Sharon Hughes, Kendal Kaldwell, Nita Talbot
Screenplay by: Aaron Butler, Paul Nicholas
Cinematography by: Mac Ahlberg
Film Editing by: Anthony DiMarco
Art Direction by: Bob Ziembicki
Music by: Joseph Conlan
Distributed by: Jensen Farley Pictures
Release Date: May 27, 1983