Monday, October 03, 2005

Brotherhood of Satan


(1971) **1/2

Here we go, a good old fashioned devil worship movie - my favorite horror sub-genre. A young couple and their daughter become trapped in a small town in the middle of nowhere due to car trouble. The town itself is has been struck by a string of brutal murders and missing children. A coven of witches are at the bottom of it all led by an effeminate high priest (with a remarkable similarity to Senator Palpatine). Weird rituals and inexplicable plot twists ensue. The beauty of the witch movie is that the director can get away with anything. Anytime you don't know what the hell is going on, you can just attribute it to some crazy witch up to no good. Nothing too noteworthy here aside from the fact that plot twists were later mined by Children of the Corn and Skeleton Key.

9 comments:

JPX said...

It sounds okay but I can't tell if you're recommending it or not.

Summerisle said...

Nah, as a general rule anything below *** is not something that anyone needs to seek out.

I'mnotMarcbutmyboyfriendis said...

i'd have assummed that if a movie were bad enough to garner a zero star rating, that'd make it worth checking out for sure.

Octopunk said...

Nah, the ones and zeros are usually so poor they don't even rate "bad enough to be good." The Deadly Spawn, for instance, was a horrible movie that was a blast to watch, so I gave it 3.

Summerisle said...

And who could forget Deadly Friend... BEE-BEEP! I gave that baby ***.

I think the rating should be based on how much you enjoyed watching the film despite its weaknesses.

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I'mnotMarcbutmyboyfriendis said...

a threat from an anonymous user? it's like we've got our own little "i know what you did last summer" villain right here. i plan on being the last blogger left alive, but my victory will feel cheap if i have to claim my crown over your freshly dug graves. so remember to run out the back door and not upstairs. and if my last reviewed flick is any indication, move away from new england.

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JPX said...

I agree about the zero star/1 star films. Those ratings are meant to warn people that a film is virtually unwatchable. For example, I recall giving Return to Horror High and Return of the Killer Tomatos both zero stars. Two years later I still feel the pain of watching those horrible movies.