Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wild Eye Wednesday: The Disco Exorcist (2011)

There was a time in my life that I can safely say that I despised disco music. I preferred heavy metal and death metal and horror punk and... oh wait... all the things I still love, but I sure didn't like disco music. One day I woke up and realized that I was a big fan of My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult and that low and behold they include disco stylings. Now sure they were buried in trash lyrics with some bitchin' guitars and the vocal stylings of some truly goovy dudes and the Sex Bomb Girls, but it was in there. And so I grew an appreciation somewhat organically for disco music. Not all of it. Not popular disco music. Um... underground disco music or at least the music used in the films I adored made in the 1970's that featured catchy, danceable hooks. What does that have to do with The Disco Exorcist? Not a goddamn thing.

The Disco Exorcist isn't a disco movie. It is a movie about fucking. There. I said it. Now you know that it's safe to pick up this movie and jerk off to it. I highly recommend that as your first response. Once you've sullied your tissue box and figured out how to replace the Jergens bottle you just emptied, it's your obligation to go back and watch the film again. Watch it for the humor and the crafty retro grindy feel. Watch it because it's a solid homage to the movies that we love as fans of the neo-deuce age. The generation in search of our own 42nd street.

What's to love: I love the hotties of the 70's which is not limited to but including porn stars. I love em. Real women or at least more real women. The Disco Exorcist has real women! Naked. Hot. Fucking. Ladies, there are also men. I will not speak to their attractiveness, but I can assure you that they're real. The fantasy is over... it's like marriage. If this is the only reason you watch Disco Exorcist that's fine with me, but you'll be leaving a lot on the table.

The Disco Exorcist has some of the best dusty, scratched film effects I've seen in some time. I have no idea if it was mostly shot on film or if these effects were added digitally, but that's the beauty of it. I'm an idiot when it comes to this, but I can usually tell a fake scratch. I know that part of Disco Exorcist was filmed on Super 8 which leads me to believe that this labor of love used real film with real damage. Either way, it adds to the experience.

What's it about? Stud falls in love with bitchin' disco babe. Stud then falls in love with new, porn star disco babe. First disco babe is mondo pissed off-o and goes Voodoo on his yellow tighty whities wearing ass and the asses of several bodacious babe. Effects ensue.

Does that do it for you? It should. It's like a low budget Boogie Nights with more naked people and Beyond the Door level effects work.

Now if you like high budget productions this movie is not for you. If you do not like men and women being treated as sexual eye candy, exploited to perfection and mauled with Crayola red paint... this ain't for you. The Disco Exorcist has an audience that can appreciate it's budget, see past it's budget driven flaws and realize that you can still make a movie that feels like a movie show straight out the Deuce today (unlike Dear God No).

I have a lot to check out after enjoying this movie. Its Director, Richard Griffin, has a whole slew of pictures with names that inspire and wow.

Dr. Frankenstein in a Women's Prison. Atomic Brain Invasion. Nun of That. Beyond the Dunwich Horror.... I need more time in the day. I especially need to check out Dark Night of the Demon House, Griffin's faux trailer for Stephen Romano Presents Shock Festival.

Go pick it up at Wild Eye Releasing's website HERE.  Or you can follow the link below if you prefer Amazon.


1 comment:

  1. Griffin's latest masterpiece is "Dr. Frankenstein's Wax Museum of the Hungry Dead." It's as amazing as it sounds. :P