EDITOR’S NOTE: The third Red Lips movie was originally on our site on April 27, 2020. Stay tuned — we’re going to try to get to all of them this month.
If the last film — Two Undercover Angels — made no sense, guess what? This one doubles down, almost a stream of consciousness film made up of murders, jazz clubs, stripteases, our girls play saxophones and near-escapes.
The sell copy for this claims, “Stiffs, Satanists and Sapphic sadists all after a secret formula for human clones!”
Maybe it’s the fact that I watched Jess Franco movies one after another and pounded what’s left of my brain into putty, but I loved every single minute of this movie.
Also known as Castle of the Doomed, it feels like Franco ran out of ideas here and just decided to have more things happen to the point that continuity and plot became the contrivances that lesser people try to bring up as necessary elements for a movie.
Nope. Not to Jess Franco.
Knife throwing clones? Evil lesbians? Good lesbians? Satanic murderers? Yeah. It’s got all that and an ending that doesn’t solve anything.
The failure of this movie would bring an end to the girls’ adventures until 1999’s Red Silk, although you can perhaps consider Two Female Spies with Flowered Panties a spiritual side quest.
But I think you should only watch a few Jess Franco movies in a row if you want to survive. And my head is already throbbing.
Also note: Two Undercover Angels had a monster in it. Kiss Me Monster has no monster.
Somewhere in there is a koan that will change your life.