Exploitation Cinema: Satan's Slave & Terror (DVD)
Reviewed by Uncle Creepy
Starring (Satan's Slave) Michael Gough, Martin Potter, Candace Glendenning, Barbara Kellerman; (Terror) John Nolan, Carolyn Courage, James Aubrey, Sarah Keller
Both directed by Norman J. Warren
Distributed by BCI Entertainment
Are you ready for another go-around at the Fantasy Seventies Cinema? Well, ready or not BCI is unleashing yet another pair of flicks that bring back a little of the decade's wild side, minus the mind numblingly bad disco music of course.
This double feature of films from director Norman J. Warren amps the cheese value up to eleven on the dial, and it all starts with Satan's Slave!
*cues spooky music*
Michael Gough of *ahem* Trog fame stars as Alexander Yorke, the uncle of a young girl who's just moved in with him and his wife after her car mysteriously explodes, killing her parents. Coincidence or the makings of a Satanic orgy?!? You know those older cats in the Seventies would do anything to lure a nubile young chica to their pads! To be fair, this one is a little on the dull side, but in the right polluted frame of mind you probably won't notice.
Next up is Terror. That's right, who needs a real title anyway? Despite its generic moniker this movie proves to be a lot more fun than Satan's Slave. When British director James Garrick (Nolan) throws a soiree for his latest horror film, he ends up with one hell of a party crasher -- diabolical witch Mad Molly, who was burned at the stake three hundred years earlier. You see, before she succumbed to the burning embers, she was able to bark out a curse on the Garrick lineage. A curse that is now taking out the Garrick descendants and party-goers in fairly bloody fashion. How could you not dig on it?
Again, traditional ratings do not apply to flicks like these. They're like an entity in and of themselves. Sure they're technically shitty, but wow, are they charming!
In terms of special features we don't get anything but trailers; however, there are two ways to access them. BCI set this DVD up with options in mind. You can either watch the movies independently or as part of a double feature experience complete with commercials and the aforementioned trailers. Discs like these are perfect fodder for parties and such or for a little late night viewing with some friends.
Honestly, it's a small miracle that anyone even remembers these little forgotten cinema gems, much less takes the time to put them out on a DVD. Keep 'em coming, BCI! Keep 'em coming!
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