There’s plenty of silliness in this rereleased horror movie set in 70s San Francisco but also some dark, disturbing moments
Time has lent some archival interest to this Exorcist/Rosemary’s Baby horror knockoff co-directed by the veteran grindhouse maestro Ovidio G Assonitis, made in 1974 and now rereleased on streaming platforms.
There are lots of redundant and silly moments, as well as some overripe acting from Juliet Mills, but some disturbing and interesting stuff as well. I loved Satan’s “address to the audience” from a blank screen that precedes the movie, and Mills herself has a great sleepwalking scene that involves her rising from her bed in a full-length white nightgown and floating up to the ceiling, with some deep-throated demonic-ecstasy growling on the soundtrack.
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