Sunday, February 24, 2013

Lorna The Exorcist (1974)


Patrick Mariel may not live long enough to regret his unworldly covenant for wealth.
Made with an equally strange and seductive woman, named Lorna.
Whom he encounters at a casino.

Lorna offers Patrick a life of luxury in exchange for his first born child.
This pact seems totally harmless at first.

Until 18 years later, when Patrick's daughter Linda has reached her sexual peak.
And Lorna seems to be lurking around every corner, waiting to claim what
she believes is rightfully hers.

Don't let the over-the-top eyeshadow fool you. Lorna means business ;)


This film makes me think of a Grimm's fairy tale, but with beaver shots.
Lorna's lusty abilities also remind me of Soledad Miranda's cursed character in,
Vampyros Lesbos. Filmed 3 years prior.

The fact that this film exists in a tangible form at all, is pretty amazing.
Only available materials from various prints could be used.
Over all, though, it still retains some semblance of continuity.

But, with every Franco film, there are a few instances that I found silly.
My first complaint being with Lina Romay's crazy eyed spasms
at the end of the film. I do not mind when films break the "4th wall", but having
a character stare directly into the camera with google eyes.
Read as more goofy, then someone trying to appear authentically possessed.

Also..the ridiculously death of Patrick's wife, as her crotch is consumed by green crabs.
What de hell?

Despite these bizarre occurences, I still found the film erotic and dream-like.
Two things Franco seems to excel at.

Availability: In print, and available.

Price: 16-22$

Screen Captures: (No copyright infringement intended.)

1 comment:

jervaise brooke hamster said...

I want to bugger Lina Romay (as the bird was in 1972 when the bird was 18, not as the bird is now obviously, which is dead, unfortunately). Thats right, in 1974 when this film was made Lina was already 2 years past her prime ! ! !.