"A terrifying force that cannot be resisted is here…
Another stinker from director Roberta Findlay (Blood Sisters, Tenement, Lurkers), wife of cult director Michael Findlay. The husband-wife team produced some of the most outrageous, vile and entertaining roughies of the grindhouse era, including the FLESH trilogy (1967-1968), A THOUSAND PLEASURES (1968), THE ULTIMATE DEGENERATE (1969), and MNASIDIKA (1969).
From the DVD packaging:
"A group of renegade monks strike a pact with Satan himself. In exchange for their immortality, every 13 years they have sworn to sacrifice a blood relative in his name. In olden days victims were plentiful, their bodies easily disposed of. With the passage of time though, they've had to venture closer to the city. Now, in the twentieth century, their quest has taken them to New York City where murders are common and mostly ignored. One nun though has taken notice, and, along with the church, hired a private investigator. The Big Apple is about to be turned into mince meat pie when the forces of good and evil clash before the next sacrificial ceremony is complete."
Review from The Bleeding Skull:
"What th-?! Did I start this one up halfway through on accident? Nope, it’s just a stunning example of complete bad film nonsense, helmed by notorious sexploitationeer Roberta Findlay. In what seems to be two films splotched together, our plot finds a group of undercover satanists kidnapping a few girls and using them for some kind of...uh, satanic ceremony. Before that, we’re introduced to this social-worker-with-a-sketchy-past backstory. Inbetween, things spice up with a few dopey murders, tons of incoherent plot developments, and a couple of kick ass work-out scenes. The film started making sense (I guess) about thirty minutes in, but by that time, it was far, far too late.
You’ve got one reason to watch this one: hilarity. Atrocious acting, basketball court screeches standing in for swear words, and an unbelievable excuse for Satan (shades of Fraggle Rock)."
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