Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Brotherhood Of Satan (1971)

1.5 / 5 Apr '09
Tagline: A demon-spirit of madness and murder holds a California town in the grip of terror.
Directed by: Bernard McEveety
Written by: L.Q. Jones, Sean MacGregor
Actors include: Strother Martin, L.Q. Jones, Charles Bateman
Genre: Horror
Length: 92 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

Shucks, while sometimes really poorly rated movies can have loads of fun things tucked within, this isn't one of those. Nope instead this is relatively bloodless and tame, predictable to the max, and tedious to watch. Especially when there are so many other good satan movies from that time, I mean yes the plot of this one does sound interesting (I bought it after all), but it's just not. It's about a family who move to a desert town where they find themselves trapped and they cannot leave (like many of the other townspeople). Now if you are anything like me you too will feel trapped and want them to get on with it. Anyhow it ends up (obviously) that a group of senior citizens who worship the devil are looking for replacement bodies from the children of the town. Don't think you will see anything remotely creepy, good acting or blood or any of that sort of thing, it's purely dullsville and it only offers the bare minimum in every case. This is one I'd recommend avoiding even if it's not the worst thing you'll ever see, you just likely won't remember it the next day.

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