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The Disco Exorcist (2011)

01/07/2012. Contributed by Rod MacDonald

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region 1 DVD: PUB: MVD Group B007PK9N60. 80 minutes DVD. Price: $16.95 (US))cast: Michael Reed, Ruth Sullivan and Sarah Nicklin.

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Directed by Richard Griffin, apparently famous for his cult movie 'Nun Of That', 'The Disco Exorcist' is a comedy horror porn movie deliberately made to look as if it came from the late 70s disco scene. 'Saturday Night Fever' with a hangover and identity crisis! It's full of guts, naked people and absurdity!

It all centres around Rex Romanski who seems to be king of the disco. His outfits have to be seen to be believed! He spends his time boogying at the disco, picking up a new female companion every night and finishes by engaging in mating rituals. This is by no means an ordinary disco as the first few minutes will depict where exploding intestines set the scene for the rest of the movie.

William Congreve said, 'Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned', and this indeed should be the title of the movie. This quote basically is what it's all about and Hell is the appropriate word to describe the proceedings. Rex, played by Michael Reed, picks up Rita Maria (Ruth Sullivan) on the dance floor and has a good time boogying and bonking in an all-night session. Thinking she was now number one, Rita was very dismayed to discover that the very next night he had dumped her for porn star Amoreena Jones (Sarah Nicklin). Rex is initially unconcerned but he doesn't know that Rita is a black magic witch. That's when all the trouble starts!

This movie is absolute rubbish but that's what it's supposed to be. It is actually engineered to look bad, to look like a throwback from over thirty years ago. Unfortunately, my knowledge of trashy VHS videos from that time is rather undeveloped so making a comparison is somewhat difficult but I'm probably not alone in that sphere. It nevertheless does look like a good representation of what was available at that time.

With evil spells put upon her, Amoreena becomes possessed by the devil and the unfortunate porn star starts to commit grotesque murders. Only Rex Romanski can save the day! Does he? Well, you'll need to watch to find out. This isn't a complicated plot as you will probably guess. 'The Disco Exorcist' is comedy horror with a bit of sleaze chucked in and is not meant to be taken seriously.

This isn't a movie I would buy. It's certainly not intellectually challenging and the contents, while over the top, mostly seem to be inconsequential. There are lots of movies out there just like this, especially in America, and made with very low budgets they are all trying to get a financial foothold onto the business. Probably the director Richard Griffin is better than most in this field and he has shown what he can do with limited resources. I wouldn't be surprised if we see him make better pictures in the future but as far as this one is concerned, I wouldn't recommend it generally but for this specific genre, it fits the bill.

Rod MacDonald

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