Friday, October 28, 2011

Black Devil Doll (2007)

Director: Jonathan Louis Lewis

Starring: Heather Murphy, Natasha Talonz, Christine Svendsen, Erika Branich, Precious Cox, Martin Boone, Gregory Solis

More info: IMDb

Tagline: He's a Lover! He's a Killer! He's a muthafuckin' puppet! And if you think you're ready for him, think again bitch!

Plot: A young, moist, buxom teen vixen finds herself hurled into an odyssey of forbidden sex and unspeakable violence after an innocent evening dabbling in the occult. What started as a simple child's game has now become a fight for her life! What is this evil that she has summoned from beyond? And why does it have a fro? What kind of horrific acts will she be subjected to? And what price will her super-hot, half-nude friends have to pay?

My rating? 5/10

Will I watch it again? Maybe. If I do there's going to be some fast forwarding.

Man, what a missed opportunity. There are as many things to like about this picture as there are not to like. Ya like boobs? There's plenty of 'em. How about trash-talking puppets that like to fuck and slaughter? It's here. Fart jokes? Unfortunately, there's more than a couple.

OK, the opening credits are slick, cool and have some groovy music backing it up. They're of a much higher quality than what comes after. I really dug the credits.

The early stuff with Heather and the doll is great. He gets her flowers, they go play on the swing and then they fuck. Eventually Devil Doll (DD) wants to bang some other broads in addition to her, tells her to call her friends over and that's when it starts to go downhill. We're now 20 minutes in with 53 more to go. The girls show up and proceed to wash their car (we don't see Heather until after they're done) which turns into a rap music video (and cut like one, too). It's filler, or a good way to promote your friend's music. I could've done without it.

Once inside the girls play "look at my tits" and then break up and the each do their own thing. One takes a bath, another a shower, another lays out in the sun, and so on. There's lots of nudity as you would expect. DD fucks one or two of the, kills them (lots of gore) and then faces Heather who now has a gun and wants to put a stop to this insanity.

Oh, and the end credits lasts ten minutes. Granted, there are some comedy bits thrown in there but still, ten minutes. BLACK DEVIL DOLL FROM HELL (1984), an obvious inspiration for this film, at least has a certain level of charm because it was made with no money and a video camcorder. This one, though, shot on digital, looks slick so it's going to have to work harder to bring that same level of fun to the table. Unfortunately it's either working too hard or the director Lewis felt he had to pad the film to get a decent run time. I wouldn't mind seeing this cut almost in half. Maybe not but it feels like it could use a trim. Speaking of trim...

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