Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Simon, King Of The Witches (1971)

1 / 5 Apr '09
Tagline: The Evil Spirit Must Choose Evil!
Directed by: Bruce Kessler
Written by: Robert Phippeny
Actors include: Allyson Ames, Sharon Berryhill, Andrew Prine
Genre: Horror, Drama
Length: 99 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

Usually with lower budget horror films, it's safe to add a few stars to the IMDB rating, but not in this case...this stinker was rated a "5.0" and I have no clue why. It's not even close to scary, the lead character "Simon" is one of the most obnoxious humans to have ever graced a horror film plus it's entirely pointless and astoundingly stupid. It's about a homeless man who lives in the sewers who is a powerful Warlock who feels fit to challenge God (I'm not religious but c'mon). He makes a little homo-erotic pal who stays in the sewers with him and introduces him to people. Anyhow, as it turns out Simon does have power...the power to make a red light similar to a flashlight appear which distracts people while either a freak accident will occur or the person will be annoyed. He also has some nudo girlfriend who partakes in annoying rituals occasionally with him...who would date this guy seriously? Anyhow, there is death by flower pot and maybe another death or two but if you go into this looking for a horror film you will be disappointed. It's more of a statement on subculture of hippies from the early '70s I think, as my husband pointed out watching this was like listening to "Brainticket" only more pointless! I seriously rued picking this one, I had to force myself to sit through it and at the end I felt even dumber for having watched it.

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