Filmed over the course of 12 days, this supernatural horror erotica bonanza from softcore icon Jim “Please remove your bras, ladies” Wynorski is arguably his best work.
Erica Barnes (Penthouse Pet Julie Strain) ensures the law career of her husband Larry (Larry Poindexter) flourishes at the expense of his rivals by dripping her blood over photographs of people at the high-powered law firm so they’ll have horrible car accidents courtesy of her black magic, and he will get promoted.
When Larry finds out, he throws her off the balcony – sort of by accident – but even after she’s dead, she won’t let him have a divorce.
But hey, if you’ve gotta be haunted, why not be haunted by a 6-foot Penthouse Pet of the Year in black lingerie and spiked high heels?
Carol (Rochelle Swanson) is the girl from the office who shows up and tries to date the widower almost immediately.
Maria (Toni Naples, who also produced) is the friendly witch who taught Erica everything she knows and occasionally comes by for kinky sex, especially when Erica is haunting her suburban tract home.
Amelia (Exorcist star Linda Blair) is the wife of the guy who was paralysed when Erica put a spell on him (Edward Albert), and she has a suspected mass murderer living in her shed out back and – oh yeah – she’s a witch too!
She goes to her pentagram altar, closes her eyes, and starts reciting weird words, and pretty soon, everybody wants to make the sign of the triple-jointed mongoose with the neighbour’s maid.
Way too much plot gets in the way of the story, but here’s a whole lot of demonic aardvarking and the sex sequences are some of Wynorski’s best, fusing elements of horror and witchcraft to create an ambience that transcends low-budget fare.
The net result is six dead bodies, 27 breasts, purple neon lighting, one motor vehicle chase complete with crash and burn, spanking, licking and other kinkarama, and a spot of Devil-worship Fu.
The finale is absolutely insane, involving duelling witches, mind control, and shower antics while mimicking a slasher film. The end result is sexploitation at its finest.
An inferior sequel – Sorceress II – followed in 1997.
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