Monday, October 03, 2005
Brotherhood of Satan
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.