“five beautiful young women… one evil, murderous puppet”
I’m not sure why I put off Black Devil Doll for so long. I had been looking forward to it since I first heard about the film through Rotten Cotton a couple years ago. Well, last weekend my buddy Clint and I drank a bunch of Newcastle and got down with the doll… that didn’t come out right… Anyway, for those that haven’t seen Black Devil Doll yet, you are missing out on one of the most important pieces of cinema in recent history…
Well, no… you’re not. But you are missing out on one bad ass, white chick raping, shit-talking, black muthafuckin’ puppet flick!
The story starts with black power revolutionary and convicted murderer rapist Mubia Abu Jamal being put to death by the electric chair. After he’s strapped in, says his poetic last words (“I like to eat white butt”), and the switch is pulled, our story really begins. As with every horror flick where the killer gets chaired, Mubia comes back to life… sort of. His soul takes over a doll belonging to young, big breasted Heather (who would fit in well in any Russ Meyer film.) Turns out Heather never saw Witchboard, ’cause she got bored and played with her ouija by herself at the same time as Mubia’s execution, and the Black Devil Doll is born! Word.
Heather soon sets up a get together with four of her stereotypical slut friends so that Black Devil Doll can implement his ultimate plan of getting “some stank on the side!” What ensues is a barrage of profanity, murder, necro-rape, ass eating, white thugging, and the longest shower ever taken. In short, absolute greatness!
Black Devil Doll is a blend of slasher flick, blaxploitation and skinemax soft-core sleaze. It’s offensive, ridiculous and extreme at times, and it’s one of the funniest movies I’ve seen recently. It does get a little sluggish in parts, but with only a 72 minute running time it’s nothing to make you reach for the remote. I should also mention the original score by The Giallos Flame which gives any ’70’s blaxploitation soundtrack a run for its money. All in all, if you like blood, boobs and black killer puppets, this is the one for you. If you don’t, well there’s obviously something wrong with you. Check out the trailer below, bitches!