It's got Big Afros. Susan Boyle eyebrows. Turtlenecks under sportcoats. Brothers with big, muscular arms wearing buckskin vests with fringe, sans shirts. Mini-length dresses. Cringe-worthy special effects. Platform shoes. Shakespearean actor extraordinare William Marshall. Tasteful gold chains. All this and a great plot, to boot!
"Abby: The Black Exorcist," a film that was banned shortly after its release for plagarizing "The Exorcist" is one of those rare gems that has stood up to the test of time...if you are still combining mind-altering drugs with the Velveeta + Bugles diet.
Give it up to the blog, Shadow and Act for alerting us to the clips of "Abby" now available on YouTube. You will not believe how the wonderful the "threads" look, even after Abby, who is possessed by the devil, throws these men around in this nightclub scene as if they were rag dolls, with only her bare hands as weapons. Abby is throwing these men around left, right and right down the center of the bar.
(Julie Taymor,director of the "SpiderMan" play on Broadway take note. No brothers were harmed in the making of this movie. The homies don't play that.)
"Abby: The Black Exorcist," according to a comment on the Shadow and Act blog may be included in the UK in a "Women Horror" film fest. The Brits, now they understand culture. Cheers to them.