Monday, October 13, 2008

Aleister!

(2002) ?

A Mockumentary based on occultist Aleister Crowley. Made by a local film maker named Christopher Marikian and filmed in Providence & Newport. This documents the mock disappearance of 5 people connected to the shunned house where Aleister Crowley was said to have held satanic rituals.

So I walked into my local video store looking for something different. I asked Joe, the owner if he had any horror that was out of the box so to speak. He leads me over to the horror section and hands me this box marked Aleister! Tells me it was made locally and the guy came in saying he was just starting out and wondered if he'd take a copy of his film. So, I just had to rent it. Well, it was definitely different. Hand shot with some weird animations added in and polarizations. What did I think of it, hmmmmm. I'm not quite sure. It's weird but somehow compelling, there is this strange voice that keeps reciting an incantation of sorts throughout the film. As bad as the film quality was and the editing was even worse, it actually kinda gave me the heebee jeebee's. I kept wondering what that incantation was and thinking of the taped book of the dead translation in Evil Dead that started all that trouble for them. To make matters worse, my cats decided that this would be the perfect time to start running around upstairs ad making all sorts of banging and tumbling noises above my head. Now, Tony is back to working nights and Zeke is also at work so that leaves me home alone with this weird movie and the cats. The cats are strangely silent now, the bastards!

Now I'm a little freaked out. Mind you, I'm the person who sat up alone when my kids were little and in bed and I watched the Exorcist while sewing their Halloween costumes and had no adverse effects. Then to make matters worse, I go on the internet to find out more details about the film and what I find is an article stating that the filmaker was arrested for 5 counts of molestation involving a 14 year old girl. Holy crap! Joe, what the hell kind of film are you giving me here? I'm totally weirded out and I really wish my hubby was home. Damn! I just looked outside and there's not even a light on at any of my neighbor's houses. So, I'm thinking that this sucker needs to be dropped off at the video store tonight when I go pick up Zeke from work because I don't even want the damn thing in my house at this point. If you guys don't hear from me in the next day or so that means that the weird incantation got me and I would advise you to stay clear of this film. That is, if you could even find a copy of it. Maybe it's like The Ring video, oh shit. Do I only have 7 days left? Wish me luck.

7 comments:

Johnny Sweatpants said...

That is one creepy ass picture! And this is definitely one of the strangest Horrorthon entries I can think of...

Catfreeek said...

I'm in the middle of watching another movie now. Thank goodness for Hollywood flash, I feel much better now.

JPX said...

Wow, what a creepy experience - perhaps by watching the film you released some evil spirit (sorry, I've been knee deep in J-horror all weekend). You get the prize for most obscure movie. Also, I'd stay away from Joe.

miko564 said...

Jeez, if this thing freaked out Catfreeek, then I am staying away.

It's like when the big Indian in Predator tells the guys he's scared, and they freak out 'cause, "Billy, you ain't afraid of no man!".

DCD said...

Yikers, freeek! I know I'm late to this review and clearly, you are okay - but jeez! Tell Joe to ditch that one.

AND you sewed your kids' Halloween costumes?! *sigh*

AC said...

miko, i love predator. guys, can i watch predator for the thon?

catfreeek, with your extensive horror-viewing experience i'm amazed you can even get freaked out by a movie (admittedly this one sounds creepy in the extreme). i can safely say i'd watch saw or turistas before i'd watch "aleister".

Anonymous said...

You should check out the Rhode Island Department of Corrections site www.doc.ri.goc and check out the director of this film, chris marikian. You'll be surprised at what you see.try google too......