Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Black Candles (1982)

Director: Jose Ramon Larraz

Starring: Helga Line, Vanessa Hidalgo, Jeffrey Healey, Christopher Bright, John McGrat, Betty Webster, Lucille Jameson

More info: IMDb

Plot: A young woman travels with her partner to England on the unexpected death of her brother. Staying with her sister-in-law, she finds her companion soon drawn into a satanic cult based in the house whose rites seem to centre somewhat on large-scale sexual congress.

My rating: 5.5/10

Will I watch it again? Noop.

#10 on the Black History Month Project 2012

Say, Kids, do you like your Satanist movies loaded with nudity? Yeah? Me, too! That doesn't mean I'm going to dig the movie. This one's from Spain, it's nicely shot (for a low budget sleaze fest horror flick) and it's LOADED with nakedness.

It's also got it's share of beautiful women...

PSYCHO (1960) ripoff/homage shots...

Satanic rituals (which include fucking the broad on the altar)...

and goat fucking.

That's right, goat fucking.

If this movie taught me one thing it's that I need to form a Satanic cult. That's a sure fire cure for livening up a stale Saturday night. The picture's not as horrible (or as awesome) as you might think. I kind of dug it for what it was but it's got that slow, plodding pacing that keeps me from coming back. If you've seen Euro Horror flicks like this before then you'll know what I mean. It's a surprisingly late entry into the genre as most of the films of this type were hitting their stride 10 years earlier. It's still worth a look. It's on a double feature grindhouse DVD with trailers (sadly, none were of this movie). Still, it's worth a look for fans of Euro boobs and bush.

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