Thursday, September 29, 2016
SATAN'S CHILDREN (1975)
This is one of the best things I've seen in awhile. This is mostly because it's so very strange. Basically it's a rape revenge movie except the victim here is a teenage boy who gets anally-violated by a group of rowdy homosexual fellows. Also, as you may have guessed from the title, there's a cult of Satanists who get involved in our poor rape victim's horrible downward spiral. If that's not nutty enough for you you get a crucifixion, a hanging, torture by ants, decapitation in silhouette, electrocutions, quicksand antics, horribly laughable fight scenes and a cute stuffed goat-head that that's supposed to be The Devil himself who talks in what sounds like an old Casio keyboard.
Trying to decipher a message after this film is over is a little rough. On the surface it just seems to be very anti-gay but the gays in this are horrible rapists so you probably should be anti-that. Instead of all that it might just serve as a cautionary tale of what can happen if you run away from home but our main character(Stephen White) has such a terrible home life that staying would suck only slightly less. Perhaps it's best to forget any message and just enjoy a nice trashy sleaze-film where a boy in his tighty-whities smashes a bottle over his father's head for telling him to shut the refrigerator door.