Friday, October 29, 2010

Daughters of Satan (1972)

While finishing some stuff for tomorrow’s zombie walk and zombiecon in Asbury Park, I decided to see what popped into my WII. My movie selection for the evening, Daughters of Satan, the 1972 Tom Selleck voyage into the world of the occult.

Plot / James Robertson buys a painting depicting witches being burned at the stake, one of whom bears an uncanny resemblance to his wife, Chris. Chris, gradually taken over by the personality of the witch in the painting that she resembles, allies herself with two other reincarnated witches to plan James' death, as he proves to be a descendant of the man responsible for the witches' fate.

I went into this not expecting very much and that is exactly what I got. For the most part this is a snoozer, with very little elements that make it attractive. The pacing is slow, the soundtrack is odd (not in a good way odd), and the acting is not very good. However, a few scenes that are worth watching and at least add to the creepiness factor. It is a shame that the film did not keep up the pace from the opening scene, which may have been the highlight. The occult elements make it interesting, but not enough to save it. While it is not terrible, it is far from being good. Watch at your own risk.

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