B-Movie Enema’s Exorcist Rip-Off Month comes to a conclusion while also coming full circle with the start of the month – and completes a “trilogy” all at the same time.
This week’s feature, Beyond the Door III is, as Wikipedia states, “the third and final film in the Beyond the Door Trilogy“. It should also state that this and Shock were sequels in name only from the jolly ol’ land of endless opportunities for this blog – Italy. To complete the trilogy (12 years after the last and 15 years after the first), Beyond the Door III (also known as Amok Train because… sure) features a group of American students who go to Yugoslavia to meet up with Bo Svenson (who we’ve not seen since waaaaay back when I covered The Delta Force in 2016).
There, they witness a sacred pagan ritual. I am sure that did not, at all, create any issues whatsoever anywhere and that brings about the conclusion of Exorcist Rip-Off Month! Come back next week when we blast off to the stars for a… What’s that? Witnessing a sacred pagan ritual in Yugoslavia starts significant problems? I need to continue on with the movie? You sure? Continue reading “Beyond the Door III (1989)”
We’re back for another round of Exorcist Rip-Off Month here at B-Movie Enema, and, this time, this movie had a brief period in time in which it was closely related to a previous entry.
For this week, we go over to Germany for a combo rip-off of The Exorcist/exploitation/sexploitation thriller. Released as Magdalena, vom Tueful besessen in 1974 in West German, and under the title In der Gewalt des Bösen in Austria, we received an edited version here in the States as Magdalena, Possessed By the Devil in 1976. As I just mentioned, what we got here was just over 80 minutes in length and there are some pretty mature situations that I’ll be talking about in this article. If that was the case, and it was edited to be shown here, I wonder what few minutes or so that would left on the cutting room floor that was from the original German language film?
Oh, never mind trying to figure it out because the original cuts in Europe were TWO HOURS LONG. Again, some of the stuff in this movie gets pretty naughty. What had to be lost from those to get played over here? Presumably, when it was imported, it wasn’t so much the content as it was the length since this probably went straight to X-rated theaters along 42nd Street style grindhouses, but still… I have to imagine somewhere there’s some real saucy Dagmar Hedrich stuff out there because there is some real saucy Dagmar Hedrich stuff still in the American cut. Continue reading “Magdalena, Possessed By the Devil (1974)”
B-Movie Enema’s October 2020 theme of Exorcist Rip-Off Month is back, and this time we got a pretty well-regarded one.
This week’s film is Abby, and it’s best described as one of the handful of blaxploitation horror films alongside Blacula, Blackenstein, Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde, and Ganja and Hess. This was part of a trio of blaxploitation films by William Girdler. One of those, Sheba, Baby, will someday be on this blog because I LOVE blaxploitation. I’ve talked about Girdler before, though. He’s probably best known for making Grizzly in 1976. However, his final film, The Manitou, dealt with Native American themes and was something I covered over at Film Seizure on my Monster Mondays show earlier this year.
Abby isn’t without some prestige, though. It stars Carol Speed who was in several exploitation films of the 70s, and Blacula himself, William Marshall! It also has Academy Award nominated actress Juanita Moore. So it is not at all lacking in talent here. Continue reading “Abby (1974)”
Welcome back to B-Movie Enema and my Exorcist Rip-Off Month!
Say! Remember last week when I said that I couldn’t just write about The Exorcist because I’d probably be run out of town for having a blog called B-Movie Enema and doing movies that aren’t just A movies in money, but also in quality? Yeah, well fuck that. I found a way to do it.
For this week’s movie, I’ll be digging right into the shitty bowels of 1974’s Seytan from Turkey. Seytan is pretty much a direct copy of William Friedkin’s masterpiece The Exorcist in just about every way it possibly can be. It’s a little shorter, but I remember the first time I ever saw Seytan, I kept looking at the screen and thinking… “Is the audio just fucked on this movie, or what?” Continue reading “Seytan (The Turkish Exorcist, 1974)”
It’s October! It’s the spoooooookiest month of the year!
In years past, I generally would find some sort of loose theme to tie all the movies covered in the month (with usual exception to the actual Halloween “special” article). This year is no different! This is B-Movie Enema and that means I can’t do no movies like The Exorcist or its sequels. They are hardly “B” in quality of production, even if Exorcist II really fucking tried pretty hard. I can, however, do the next best thing.
Welcome to the 2020 October theme month I’m calling Exorcist Rip-Off Month! We’re getting things started with Mario Bava’s Shock from 1977. Here’s the thing about Shock… It’s a possession movie, yes. However, it may only be an Exorcist Rip-Off in sort of name only. You see, Shock was released in the United States as Beyond the Door II. Beyond the Door was a 1974 rip-off of The Exorcist and a B-Movie Enema alum. I really really really needed to cover this. Continue reading “Shock (aka Beyond the Door II, 1977)”