Love Camp 7 Poster Original Daybill 1969
Daybill Poster.Love Camp 7 is a 1969 U.S. women-in-prison Nazi exploitation B horror movie directed by Lee Frost and written by Wes Bishop and Bob Cresse, the latter of whom also portrays a sadistic camp commandant. The movie follows two female American officers (played by Maria Lease and Kathy Williams) who volunteer to enter a Nazi camp undercover to gain information from, and possibly rescue, an inmate. The movie is seen as a cult classic because it represents the beginning of a fashion for exploitation films about women in prison in the 1970s, such as Women in Cages (1971) and The Big Bird Cage (1972), both of which made Pam Grier a recognizable name in the genre. It is also the first in the Nazi exploitation (or Nazisploitation) genre of concentration camp movies, including Ilsa: She-Wolf of the SS (1974)–which was produced by David F. Friedman and led to several sequels with Dyanne Thorne as the titular character–and the Italian Nazi Love Camp 27 (1977) and Last Orgy of the Third Reich (1977), the latter of which helped launch Daniela Poggi's show business career. The film was considered so graphic it failed a number of video classifications.