Tuesday, October 6, 2015

COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN (Day 6): Witch-sploitation?

Witch-sploitation isn't really a word,
but along with all of the exploitation that was going around in the late sixties up through the seventies, there were a lot of schlocky horror and psychedelic pictures being made to cash in on the "Age of Aquarius" and the latest wave of spiritualism that led many down the path of old pagan ritual.

And here, I present three such films in all their grimy glory via the magic of YouTube...
enjoy them if you dare.  Stomach them if you can!

Simon, King of the Witches

 In this early 70's bit of psychedelia... Simon Sinestrari is a magician on a quest for godhood. However, he lives in a sewer, selling his charms and potions for money to live on.  He befriends a male prostitute named Turk who introduces Simon to his world of drugs, wild parties, and hysterical rituals featuring a goat and Andy Warhol star Ultra Violet.  Death, mayhem and love follows.



In which a psychic researcher and his assistants investigate a series of murders of beautiful young women.


The Naked Witch

A student researching the German settlements of Central Texas unearths the grave of a witch.  The witch (who happens to be naked) rises from her grave and embarks on a campaign of seduction and murder against the descendants of her persecutors.  It's up to the student to stop her if he can resist her evil beauty.

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