Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Satan's Blood (1978)

Director: Carlos Puerto

Starring: Angel Aranda, Sandra Alberti, Mariana Karr, Jose Maria Guillen

More info: IMDb

Plot: Andy and Thelma, an urbanite couple living in Madrid, leave their apartment for a pleasant day around the city with their dog. They cross paths with Bruno and Anne, a strange couple who invite them to their foreboding country estate. A storm hits that evening and the two stay overnight. The couples engage in a bit of harmless communication with spirits via ouija board, but soon past conflicts arise Thelma had an affair with Andy's brother, and Anne criticizes Bruno over his attempted suicide. This is only the beginning of all the horrors that will haunts them in the house.

My rating: 7/10

Will I watch it again? Yeah.

Neat devil worship flick. There's nothing really new here as the story is very simple but what works is that it moves along nicely and there's not too much room for boredom. It's got oodles of gore and gratuitous nudity to keep most satiated and at only 82 minutes it certainly doesn't overstay its welcome. It's one of the more enjoyable Spanish horror movies of the 70s I've seen in recent years. Librado Pastor's silly music, however, is not.

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