Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Black Puppet C*ck: Black Devil Doll (2008)

Black Devil Doll (2008)
Ratings: ***1/2
Starring: Heather Murphy, Natasha Talonz and Christine Svendsen

He hate white meat, so we fry 'em a dark one!
Mubia, an exiled black militant, gets sentenced to the fryer for murdering and raping a number of white women. Luckily for him, a buxom bimbo dabbles with an Ouija board at the night of his execution and this somehow results to him being reincarnated into the girl's ventriloquist dummy, thus turning into the Black Devil Doll. Frightened at first, the girl warms up to him (quickly) and they become a couple (in that second), with cheesy montages of them in the park, eating ice cream, riding a tricycle, having sex in the couch, all while the girl's ex-boyfriend tries to win her heart back. And I wonder, had it occur to this guy that his girl's doing a living dummy? Just one time, did that single misplaced idea occur to him?

...Gah, moving on.

Tig ole Bitties!
Soon, the boob and doll's relationship goes stale and Mubia demands more moist, buxom TaTas for his pleasure...and surprisingly, his girl lets him have his way and invites her friends over to her house, not telling them about the living dummy with the insatiable libido. After she leaves them alone with her puppet boyfriend, who she assumes is just gonna have sex with them (uh-huh, and how is that gonna work with a living dummy?), Mubia starts attacking, raping and killing them one by one. Not necessarily in that order!

Sex, racism, rapes, murders, drugs, toilet humor, senseless sleaze, montages of busty gals in a car wash. Is this flick a porno? Or just one hell of a tribute to the nearly forgotten 70s exploitation flicks/blaxploitation? Black Devil Doll showers a heavy cum-load of love to the sleaze and randomness of those grindhouse films that it makes a perfect look back to those bygone days of drug-infused, hippie-happy low-budget retro flicks.

cheap blood and cheap effects. We're not complaining
As you can tell, Black Devil Doll is not a film for everybody. It has every deviousness squeezed in a pint-sized puppet show that will surely upset a clean-cut soccer mom into organizing a hate group with tommyguns, but for those with a forgiving good sense of humor, and a bit of a "rock on" to these things, the film is a cult classic in the making.

As a slasher, it actually covers everything by the book; we got creative kills going in and out, ranging from brutal knife stabbings and throat cuts, to death by hair dryer electrocution and a random blow dart to the neck. Worse comes around the end with the longest, dramatic gun kill that I've seen in history.

Apart from the slasher influence, it's also a tribute to the early 70s/80s exploitation sub-genres, including blaxploitation (seeing majority of the cast, main "star" included, is African American), sexploitation (Must I elaborate? Maybe. We do have a full sex scene in one point, heads up to you guys) and even a bit of Rape and Revenge. (The finale)

Working at the Car Wash, yeah~!
At first glance, it's a bad film. Acting is awful, the effects look dodgy and the story has no sense whatsoever in it. One can easily mistake it for a porno, but it's a fun raunchy film all through out, at its most silliest, cheapest and politically incorrect way. I'm pretty sure the goal of this film was to entertain the morbidly minded so no Hollywood Awards for this one, but at least we can enjoy watching it whilst boozed up close to a coma.

Black Devil Doll is sure to be welcomed by fans of slasher flicks, blaxploitation, and exploitaion alike. It's a funny, smutty future cult film that's well made, fresh without trying too hard. Also, before you turn off yer DVD when the credits starts to roll, there's actually a special short played in between. I'm sure slasher fans will be happy about that one...

1 male executed via electric hair
1 female gets a knife through her chest
1 female electrocuted in bathtub with a plugged hair dryer
1 female had her head bashed with bat
1 male gets a poison dart shot to his neck
1 female had her neck slashed with knife
1 male shot to death
1 female shot in the head
1 male hammered repeatedly on the head
Total: 9

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