Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Daughters of Satan (1972)

Director: Hollingsworth Morse

Writers: John C. Higgins, John A. Bushelman

Composer: Richard LaSalle

Starring: Tom Selleck, Barra Grant, Tani Guthrie, Paraluman, Vic Silayan, Vic Diaz, Gina Laforteza, Ben Rubio, Paquito Salcedo, Chito Reyes, Bobby Greenwood

More info: IMDb

Tagline: A secret cult of lust-craved witches torturing with fire and desire!

Plot: James Robertson buys a painting depicting witches being burned at the stake, one of whom bears an uncanny resemblance to his wife, Chris. Chris, gradually taken over by the personality of the witch in the painting that she resembles, allies herself with two other reincarnated witches to plan James' death, as he proves to be a descendant of the man responsible for the witches' fate.



My rating: 5/10

Will I watch it again? No.

Yet another slow moving devil worshiping picture from the 70s.  If you start watching this one, do make sure you get through that first hour because the final half hour is pretty good and that's where all the real action is (and the nudity....hubba hubba).


 If you're watching it then it's probably because it's an early Tom Selleck, his first leading role in a feature film.  It's neat seeing him this early in his career.  The other performances are fine and the Philippines location shooting is great but the first hour suffers from over length and some of that is in scenes and shots that linger longer than they should.  It's not a bad film but it's not particularly good, either. The last 20 minutes at the beginning of that final half hour is good.  The ending is rather weak and the last shot isn't all that shocking by that point but at least it's got a good 20 minutes in a row.  That's not much of an endorsement but that's all I can muster up.

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