Film #46: LORNA THE EXORCIST aka LORNA, L'EXORCISTE aka LES POSSEDEES DU DIABLE
Lorna The Exorcist (aka Lorna, L'Exorciste aka Les Possédées du Diable)
2 out of 5 stars
Purveyor of Crap, Jesus Franco (OASIS OF THE ZOMBIES, WHITE CANNIBAL QUEEN, and literally 190 others), directs this meandering and, well, silly softcore porn / horror movie. The film stars Jacqueline Laurent, Guy Delorme, Lina Romay, and Pamela Stanford (who looks like she just graduated from Clown College). Franco’s films were never known for being coherent and this one is no exception. The story – such as it is – has something to do with a man (Delorme) who, while down on his luck, promises his daughter (Romay) to a witch (Stanford) who looks like Drew Barrymore by way of Bozo The Clown. The plot stumbles along and there is a lot of (badly) simulated lesbianism, with the film stock looking washed out, the cuts like they were made with a hacksaw, and there is not one person that isn’t kind of repulsive. Shots linger to the point of awkwardness and – as per usual with a Franco film – the camera zooms in so closely that you’d think the viewer was expected to be giving an eye exam. All in all, like most Franco films IMO, this is a completely forgettable shit pile. Fans of “big bush” softcore, horror-themed flicks may find something to like, but even Franco fans don’t rate this one highly in his filmography. I will say this… there is one scene… involving crabs (not lice, but REAL crabs) suddenly appearing in a vagina that is of note (I guess), but yeah… There’s really no reason to rush out to find this one.