Satan's Whip

I have seen some odd movies over the years, but I don't know if I have ever seen one comparable to this. What makes it so supremely strange is that it is a 90 minute black comedy with about 87 minutes of perfectly serious plotline about some Catholic priests trying to track down some satanic cultists in order to perform an exorcism. If you were to watch those 87 minutes, your most probable top-line reaction would be that it is a low-budget horror movie with some amateur moments, but that the director did some fairly interesting things with a budget very close to zero. You would probably not suspect that it was supposed to be a comedy, although it would sometimes seem a bit off kilter.

And then there are the other three minutes, which consist of absurd comedy performed with a straight face, just pure surrealism stuck in the middle of an otherwise predictable genre flick. And there's no possibility that it could be unintentional. There is absolutely no question that those moments are meant to be funny, as the clip below illustrates:

Although that is a Woody Allen moment, I can't stress enough that the movie takes itself seriously in general. Well, kinda - at least it chooses to keep all the humor as deadpan as possible. But then it layers in a half-dozen "WTF?" moments similar to the one above.

Another example: There is a straightforward capture-torture scene in which an insane devil worshipper wants a young Catholic acolyte to betray his allies. When the standard torture methods fail to produce the desired results, the madman threatens the brave young man with the most painful death of all: being grated to death with a cheese grater - a death as slow as it is excruciating. That gets him to talk.

What can you say? Satan's Whip is unique. There are very few reviews or comments online, but you can make a safe bet that reviewers will love it or despise it, and that most of the IMDb scores will be 1s and 10s, with very few people scoring it in the lukewarm areas. When I checked the stats, there were 29 votes including ten 1s and ten 10s. There were no fives, sixes or sevens! And yet overall the film scores in the middle - the group scores it right in the range where no individual actually scores it! And that's probably fair. It has various plusses and minuses. On the positive side, the director managed to get some damned good performances from a rag-tag cast of nobodies, showed a grotesque sense of humor, created some atmosphere without spending any money on it, and achieved some good visual effects by allowing swaths of color to shine through what is essentially a b&w movie (as you can see from the clip). That's a pretty good bang for the buck. On the negative side, the plot between the punch lines can get tedious, and you may find yourselves tapping your toes, thinking "get on with it."

Did I like the movie? Damned if I know. I'm still trying to figure that out. How is one supposed to react? It's not really funny enough consistently enough to be considered a comedy, and it's not really spooky enough consistently enough to be a horror film, and yet it really does have a certain offbeat appeal.  Imagine for a moment the first time you read The Tell-Tale Heart. Now imagine that one of your buddies pulled an April Fool's prank on you and inserted a half-dozen comic zingers in the middle of it, leaving everything else intact. That's the experience you get from watching this movie.


Hannah Friedman has five nude scenes, but each one is only a few seconds long. She plays a demon that appears to the young seminarian every time he falls asleep. I just joined the scenes together in this clip. (The five scenes are separated on the clip by a brief insert of him waking up.)


  • * Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe).

  • * White asterisk: expanded format.

  • * Blue asterisk: not mine.

  • No asterisk: it probably sucks.


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Hollywood Swingers


Hollywood Swingers may or may not be in Hollywood, but contains no swingers. Two guys own and run a highly successful webcast business showing hardcore sex when the bottom falls out of the .coms. Their investors take everything, including their lawyer. The businessman of the two buys their sets back at auction, and the techno guy uses a PDA and a cell phone to create a satellite feed and make another broadcast. The former investors like it so much, they decide to back them again.

While this is another no-plot softcore, the small amount of dialogue is actually humorous, making this slightly better than others of its ilk.


Calli Cox 16

Monica Mayhem 14

Simone Price 15

Lola 13

Zana 11








Bikini Girls from the Lost Planet


Today a little soft core erotica. There's nothing special about this one but there is a decent amount of nudity from some familiar softcore veterans.

Nicole Sheridan stars and reveals all in these caps and seven clips.

Rebecca Love shows only her big boobs.

Beverly Lynne has only one scene as she gets in on with a guy. Caps and two clips.

Michelle Lay shows it all as she gets laid.

Syren & Christine Nguyen have a lesbo encounter, Christine is the one with the bangs.

Nicole Sheridan, Syren & Christine Nguyen, getting it on with one lucky guy.






Notes and collages

The General's Daughter


Leslie Stefanson









Disappearing Lingerie


There will be three women from this vid. Two are found in the issues from the last two days.

The series will continue with the third tomorrow. I hope.

(I am having trouble connecting to Brainscan's storage directory.)









Lake Dead


Lake Dead is one of the "8 Films to Die For" series of horror films. I expected that would mean it was outstanding, but it isn't. It's not bad, but it is B-movie horror all the way.

Three sisters inherit a motel from a grandfather they didn't even know was alive. Two of the sisters get together with friends and set off for the motel in an RV, while the third will meet them there.

Once there, the kindly old lady manager greets them with open arms, but unknown to them, she has a few surprises in store, including her two mutant sons.

No happy ending here of course, just good ole' horror fun, complete with a nice nude scene. Not exceptional, but a solid B-horror flick.


Kelsey Crane Malea Richardson Tara Gerard







An upgrade of a famous Paris Hilton beaver shot.

Film Clips

Some spectacular film clips today

Sophia Miles in Art School Confidential. Not full HD, but better than DVD.

Mkone continues his high-def coverage of season five of The L Word with episode 12.

Mkone added a true masterpiece to his output. Original Sin has some of the hottest sex scenes ever filmed by major stars (Angelina Jolie on the female side. Banderas is the guy). Mkone captured them in full hi-def quality, and they are spectacular. Samples below.