Wednesday, 10 April 2013

DVD review: Pleasures of the Damned (2005)

When a group of Satan worshiping bikers seek out a book holding the secrets of eternal life, they accidentally resurrect an ancient evil in the woods, that manifests itself in the zombified forms of cult members that killed themselves in the same woods some 200 years ago. Private Investigator, Jack Steele (Sean Tigert), while on a mission to help rescue Evelyn Crane's brother Tommy from the hands of the bikers, gets entangled in the situation, and may be the only one that can lay the curse to rest for good. Pleasures of the Damned is written and directed by Mark Leake. The acting is intentionally bad and VERY tounge in cheek, several of the male character sport wigs (some more extravagant than the others) and fake moustaches. The voice-dubbing of the characters is hilarious. The camerawork and editing is decent. The soundtrack is cool! There is quite a bit of gore in this but it´s amateurish fx. There´s no T & A in this.
This review is based upon the region 1 DVD release from Dire Wit Films.
Rating: 2½ out of 7. Not by far as good as Isle of the Damned (2008) but yet funny and entertaining if you´re in that kind of mood. This is certainly not for the mainstream audience but fans of the 1970s grindhouse flicks might appreciate it as it´s both a homage and a spoof of those flicks.


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