Picture Perfect Mysteries: Dead Over Diamonds (2020)

After covering the opening exhibit of a priceless art collection, professional photographer Allie Adams (Alexa Vega from the early 2000’s Spy Kids franchise, all grown up and married as PenaVega) finds herself thrust into the mystery surrounding the theft of a priceless necklace. As with all of the spunky amateur sleuths of the Hallmark variety,… Continue reading Picture Perfect Mysteries: Dead Over Diamonds (2020)

Remembering Kirk Douglas: Saturn 3 (1980)

We lost Kirk Douglas today at the age of 103. His filmography is extensive, with Academy Award nods for 1949's Champion, 1952's Bad & the Beautiful, and 1956's Lust for Life, for which he also won a Golden Globe. And let's not forget the on-screen impact of his role in 1960's Spartacus by director Stanley… Continue reading Remembering Kirk Douglas: Saturn 3 (1980)

ANOTHER TAKE ON: Eyes of Fire (1983)

Okay, so this is more demons than Satan. Well, it’s actually evil Native American spirits, but it’s a rare obscurity and that’s what B&S About Movies is all about. So, let’s work this one into our “Satan Week” (well, three weeks, actually) anyway, shall we? Shot outside of St. Louis, Missouri, for under $3 million… Continue reading ANOTHER TAKE ON: Eyes of Fire (1983)

Another, Another Take on The Brotherhood of Satan (1971)

Before we came to see L.Q Jones on a weekly, weekend basis courtesy of the perpetual TNT cable replays of Martin Scorsese’s Casino (he’s the western-styled Vegas Commissioner Pat Webb; his dweeb nephew was played by drive-In guru Joe Bob Briggs), and as Sam Peckinpah’s go-to actor (Major Dundee, The Wild Bunch, Pat Garrett &… Continue reading Another, Another Take on The Brotherhood of Satan (1971)

Magdalena, Possessed by the Devil (1974): A Second Look

“Eh, you’ve seen one exorcist flick, you’ve seen ‘em all,” scoffs the B&S Movies surfer. Oh, how wrong you are, you wee demon-possession babe in the woods. There’s nothing in the post-William Friedkin horror oeuvre that will prepare you for this German rip-off. . . . Not Assonitis’s Beyond the Door. Not de Ossorio’s Demon… Continue reading Magdalena, Possessed by the Devil (1974): A Second Look

Satan's Slaves (1982) (2017): A Second Look

It’s time for more cheap n’ scary—yet creative—fun with another Indonesian horror film with its roots nourished in the horror films of the West—with Muslim and Hindi religious beliefs substituted for the usual Christianity-based horror themes. However, while American horror films are mostly blood and gore for the sake of blood and gore, Indonesian horror… Continue reading Satan's Slaves (1982) (2017): A Second Look

A Second Look: American Satan (2017)

Disguised as a slovenly-attired Hollywood Map to the Stars Tour Guide, Mr. Capricorn greets Hollywood’s two newest and soon-to-be rotted, Eve-bitten rock ‘n’ roll apples with a quote from the Holy Bible’s book of John 7:24: “Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.” Mr. Capricorn’s lesson on the ignorance of relying more… Continue reading A Second Look: American Satan (2017)