Los Ritos sexuales del diablo (Black Candles) (Hot Fantasies) (Naked Dreams) Reviews
Note: The first 20-so minutes of film earn a 4 out of 5 for eroticism.
P.S. The dvd box I got only called the film "Black Candles"... from the packaging in which the film came, I had no way of knowing that I was going to be watching porn.
Also known as Hot Fantasies, this movie has all the right elements for a cult picture and I mean cult as in cult. Jose Ramon Larraz (The Coming of Sin, Vampyres) has directed a wild one in Black Candles, a film which covers all the branches of deviant sexual practices. You'll see tons of naked flesh, both male and female, and softcore sex scenes, but the real spin comes when the sex gets a little taboo. Black Candles deals with forced drug use before sex, anal sex, incestual mating, massive orgies, and yes, even goat love. I know these elements are certain to offend most folks, but come on, how many movies out there go to these lengths? This is a movie about a cult of sex fiends, so you have to see a lot of sex, including some bizarre sequences that I will say you won't forget. Black Candles is also bathed in darkness and has Satanic elements around every turn. Larraz has created some great visuals here, cloaked in shadow and teeming with atmosphere. I didn't find Black Candles to be a great film, but for fans of obscure grindhouse sleaze, it is well worth a look.
This was great at so many levels, is difficult for me to decide which high points to give you. It is a british movie from about 1980 and is better if I list where this just is a film packed with occult coolness:
1) Nudity..LOTS OF IT!!!...there are sooooo much nudes here that might as well cast everyone based on their bodies. 70's BREASTS all around!!! and full frontal!
2) Satanic Lesbian Witches in action!..I don't think I need to expand!
3) Witch in simulated bestiality with a real live goat! (someone needed Satan's seed!)
4) Altar satanic sex sacrifices!
While it ends in your standard "was I dreaming?" scene, it doesn't matter...I want to dream that way!!!
I give this 3 1/2 horns!...because it needed blood!, blood was lacking here!
I had actually thought I was settling in for an obscure, early-eighties horror flick involving Satanic Cults, black masses and covens of witches practising all manner of witchcraftery...
Sadly, the "Horror" and "occult" elements are kept to a minimum (seriously affecting any hope for a plot...) and the film is instead, 85 minutes of highly suggestive (but ultimately) soft-core porn with slightly "Evil" overtones.
Witches have sex too, I guess.. (as do goats apparently...)
Fun to watch for all the wrong reasons... but you're unlikely to watch it a second time (if you're even able to finish watching it the first time) and there isn't a single, genuine "scare" in the flick... (well, unless you find "Back Hair" on your 70's, male soft-core porn stars "scary" !
A curiosity for real movie-fans who don't mind watching a really, really, really bad movie from time to time... (just so they can say they've seen it).
Frankly...I'm surprised I was able to even FIND this movie listed in FLIXTER. Not that it's THAT bad, it's just that there are other, much better... "obscure" films that I've looked for here and not been able to find.
Pis ca ds la premiere demi - heure.