Director: Richard Griffin
Writers: Ted Geoghegan (revisions), Tony Nunes (screenplay)
Stars: Michael Reed, Sarah Nicklin, Ruth Sullivan
Running Time 80 minutes
Anyone who says disco is dead, obviously hasn't seen this flick from the folks over at Wild Eye Releasing! The Disco Exorcist is helmed by Richard Griffin (Nun of That, Exhumed, Murder University), and follows Rex Romanski (Michael Reed) as he womanizes his way across the dance floor. That is until Porn star Amoreena Jones (Sarah Nicklin) saunters in to the club and his life... He drops his current conquest of the moment Rita (Ruth Sullivan) in less time than it takes to do the hustle! Leaving Rita scorned, and you know what they say Hell hath no fury.... What ensues is the stuff of 70s drive in Awesome-sauce!!!
If your looking for a stirring epic story that speaks to the human condition and inspires you on through the harsh realities of your everyday, well this is not that film. I would have thought people would know that going into this one with the title The Disco Exorcist, but from the IMDB rating obviously people misunderstood something along the way...
On the other hand if your looking for some good old fashioned drive in cult fun, complete with enough T&A to make a soldier blush, then you are in for an amazing ride! This movie is what it is, 70's style exploitation fun, no pretense, no shame, just great one liners, some great gory moments, and lots of sex, all set to a groovy disco beat! I honestly have no idea why anyone would rate this less than a five and personally I give it at least a 9, hell maybe a ten! The movie made my week, it was just F-U-N, fun with a capital F!
Richard Griffin caught the feel of the times beautifully in the filming style complete with grind-house film lines,splotches and even missing frames. The acting is actually pretty fantastic, yes its cheesy, yes its over the top and no its not Shakespearean, but that's okay because its not intended to be anything other than what it is! I grew up on films like this, and one of my childhood hero's was Herschel Gordon Lewis, who I believe would be a proud man looking at this as you can clearly see his influence on the generations since in The Disco Exorcist.
I can't close with out mentioning Bernie Munghat played by Babette Bombshell. Babette nails this role, adding an unexpected additional level of fun to the film, and although the part is fairly brief it is so very memorable! I have seen Babette in a few films now and must say hers is a name I will be watching for in the future she attaches herself to some super cool flicks that scream CULT to me!
I am proud to proclaim that this is a film that is in my collection already, and I will revisit countless times!! I see The Disco Exorcist becoming a go to film for me in those moments of looking for a fun comfort film, hell just writing this I am smiling thinking back on it. If you enjoy these types of films it is a MUST own!