Psyched by the 4D Witch (A Tale of Demonology) (1973)
Article 5731 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by Victor Luminera
Featuring Margo, Esoterica, Tom Yerian
What it is: DAUGHTER OF HORROR, stoned
A girl is possessed by a witch ancestor from the astral plane, who leads her into increasingly bizarre sexual experiences.
I’ve got to hand it to Something Weird video; they actually managed to find a companion movie that would almost make its main movie on the DVD (MONSTER A-GO-GO) feel like the superior film. Still, take note that I said almost; to my mind, the stupid weirdness of this film is still more interesting than the dead-in-the-water empty space that fills most of its companion film. Granted, I can see why they paired these two films; they both feature endings which belie the notion that the rest of the film ever really happened in the first place. In MAGG, this ending felt like a bizarre money-saving scheme to avoid having to shoot an actual ending; here it’s no surprise at all. Basically, this film was shot silent and had all of its sound added afterwards, with narration, psychedelic music, and snippets of “Night on Bald Mountain” filling up the soundtrack. It feels like a drugged-up sexed-out cross between DAUGHTER OF HORROR and the 3D sequences from THE MASK. Yet, for all of its weirdness, it more or less remains focused and coherent; it knows what it’s about and sticks to it. Which is not to say it’s good; it’s pretty awful. But I’ve seen weirder and I’ve seen worse.