Monday, March 25, 2013
BLACK MAGIC (1975)
Sort of similar to the later, crazier BOXER'S OMEN this is a Hong Kong horror flick with lots of bat-shit crazy elements concerning a couple of magicians battling it out and people getting voodoo spells put on them. The Shaw Brothers are mainly known for their classic kung fu flicks which I've always loved but their horror stuff is equally awesome and even crazier. They had previous scare films but this is the one that most people credit with getting the ball rolling on these more gory exploitation films. This one has worms burrowing under a ladies skin, a guy drinking giant centipede soup, corpse defiling, heads being chopped off then burned and all kinds of nuttiness. There's a climactic laser-beam/magical battle between our two magical men and the Shaws were even nice enough to throw some gratuitous naked gals into the mix making everyone a winner! Come for the horror but stay for the lactating tits and rice shoved into vaginas!
This was a big hit in Hong Kong so BLACK MAGIC 2 came out the following year, there's an Indonesian film(THE QUEEN OF BLACK MAGIC) that they retitled BLACK MAGIC 3, BOXER'S OMEN was alternately known as BLACK MAGIC 4, SEEDING OF A GHOST was BLACK MAGIC 5 and I have no idea if anything was retitled to PART 6 but it's seems very possible.