Warlock Moon (1973)
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A young woman is taken for a long scenic drive by a new male friend. As the day grows shorter, they happen upon a seemingly condemned resort which turns out to be occupied by a strange, but welcoming, beldame. The young couple agrees to stay there overnight, and learn the horrible history of the old spa...as the woman's story has it, the resort was once a relaxation retreat for the world's elite and powerful, but was closed down after several sacrificial ritual murders committed by a group of Devil-worshipers. Well...predictably, there is similar carnage in store for the new guests, little of which registers as entirely interesting or especially horrifying. WARLOCK MOON opens with a pretty strong scene, but the promise of a movie as good as that is sadly quashed by a marginal story which is paced poorly and never really gets off the ground. Still, it's mighty quirky in a weird low-budget way which may well appease fans of obscure flyball horror flicks. perhaps not a classic, but a worthy watch on late-night television. 1 1/2 Stars 12-21-13
Excrutiatingly dull. I got halfway through and was seriously considering FF through the rest when I remembered Joe Bob Briggs had a commentary track. I watched it again from the beginning and was able to enjoy it this time so three stars for the Briggs version.
With a name like Warlock Moon, you'd be right to expect a warlock somewhere in the film... or a moon for that matter. Released slightly before Texas Chainsaw Massacre (which apparently had Tobe Hooper trembling with fear that another movie with a cannibal family was being released before his), this fun/dumb film has lots of great moments, and dull ones too for that matter. But if you get into the spirit of the film even the slow parts are endearing in their own special way. And get the DVD with the Joe Bob Briggs commentary, he really does so the best "Film Expert" commentaries.
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