Friday, October 29, 2010

Coffin Joe: Awakening of the Beast

Coffin Joe's unibrow has become more prominent
(1970) ***1/2

Oh Coffin Joe, you've really done it this time. What a journey I've just been on my friends. This is Coffin Joe's idea of an LSD propaganda film and it's quite a piece of work. The first half of the film attempts to show us the severely different and all outrageous effects the drug can have on people. We first witness a group of men all tripped out, staring at pictures of large bare breasts in magazines. Then we witness two men leading a school girl up to a room full of weird musicians scattered about singing songs.

The girl gets up on a table as they circle around and she willingly allows them to take turns looking up her skirt. Eventually they get around to violating her with a large rod until she is pleasured to death.

Not all the drug reactions are sexual some are just strange and some are violent. This whole abomination of a beginning almost lost me. I tell you, if it weren't for Horrorthon there's a good chance I would have bailed on the film. Oh I am glad I didn't.

We then go into a segment involving four volunteers who agree to a controlled environment LSD test given by a doctor. This test specifically focuses on the effect of LSD when accompanied by visions of Coffin Joe. The films suddenly goes from black and white to color and things get wild.

It was all pure entertainment. Flames, blood, lady head spiders, trippy music and Coffin Joe. Totally awesome, and then this happened.

Laughing asses! Some were even smoking. I tell you I laughed so hard I nearly choked. These pictures do no justice. Zeke is home this weekend, he had just sat down with his dinner right before the asses showed up. He laughed so hard he almost puked. After we got our laughing under control he looked at me all serious and said, “Mom, how can you watch this fucked up shit?” Truthfully, I have no answer for that. I just do.

The third Coffin Joe flick is not available on Netflix. Have no fear, I am bound and determined to own the entire collection before next Horrorthon. I'm convinced, the man is a genius.


Tami (Trevor's friend) said...

Hilarious! The nose on the laughing asses alone is putting this movie on my list for upcoming horrorthon.

Whirlygirl said...

Who else would come up with this stuff but a man who grew his fingernails for 40 years. Nice review! Can't wait to hear your review on the final installment next year.

50PageMcGee said...

why do some of them have noses and others don't? that is completely illogical.

Catfreeek said...

Yes it is 50 but that's the beauty of it.

Johnny Sweatpants said...

Whoa, slow down. Acid tests and butt cheeks? Surely this Coffin Joe fella is a genius!