Monday, August 19, 2013

Satanico Pandemonium (1975)

Director: Gilberto Martinez Solares

Starring: Enrique Rocha, Cecilia Pezet, Delia Magana, Clemencia Colin, Sandra Torres, Adarene San Martin, Patricia Alban

More info: IMDb

Tagline: From Bride of Christ to Slave of Satan

Plot: Sister Maria (Cecilia Pezet) is a saint among nuns, full of holiness and team spirit. She knows how to fix cows with intestinal difficulties, and she even treats the black sisters with kindness and respect. However, one day as she's walking in the picturesque hills surrounding her convent, she spies a strange naked man (Enrique Rocha) who suggestively offers her an apple. Well, we were not born yesterday and we know what that means! Then the young nun is tempted by visions of forbidden sexual fantasies to cross over to Satan.

My rating:6.5/10

Will I watch it again? No.

Part of the Nunsploitation Project (July & August 2013). Click here for more naughty nun insanity!

I actually expected more from this one.  Perhaps it's because I've known of it for twenty years or that it's one of the best know Nunsploitation pictures.  It's got a great title and tagline.  One aspect I did like was that Satan (Rocha) shows up in various forms to tempt Sister Marie (Pezet).  That was an interesting take on the genre that we haven't seen much of. 

Here's a Nunsploitation first...hanging nuns!  This is a Mexican made film so would you believe she's a pinata?  Is she filled with chocolate Easter candies or something?  Sugar coated Eucharist wafers?  Hershey Kiss nipples of Jesus?  I'm just spit-ballin' here.

There's a pretty grisly murder scene that's played out nicely, complete with fake knife that pushes into itself so you can simulate stabbing.

Lots of torture, you know, to spice things up.

It's also got some nicely staged shots.

And how about the big concert at the end.  Where do I get tickets for THIS show?

All I know is I want to spend the weekend at this joint.  It looks like a lot of fun.  Hopefully they won't require me to attend a church service.  I'll go to a mass...orgy!  OH!  SATANICO is a great looking picture and there's a lot to like but it falls short for me because it's not all fun and games and it does drag quite a bit at times.  Did you know that Salma Hayek's character got her name from this movie title in FROM DUSK TILL DAWN (1996)?  The more you know...

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