Wednesday, January 1, 2014
THE TOUCH OF SATAN (1971)
This movie is not very good. It does have some pretty decent atmosphere but the damn thing moves so slow that it's very sleep-inducing.
It's the tale of a fellow who meets a young lady who turns out to be a witch from the 1800's whose made a pact with the devil to keep her sister alive. Her sister, who looks more like her grandma, is a shriveled up old lady who goes around killing people which gives this a little bit of a slasher movie feel. It's too bad they couldn't edit this movie in a way that moved the plot along a little faster or it mighta been a lot better. To be fair I've only seen the Mystery Science Theater 3000 version of this and not the unedited version and I have no idea what's missing so maybe the uncut one is a little better but I kinda doubt it's all that amazingly different. AKA NIGHT OF THE DEMON, CURSE OF MELISSA and THE TOUCH OF MELISSA
Played on a double bill with Jess Franco's COUNT DRACULA: