Angel Above The Devil Below

September 16th, 2012 by Perfesser Deviant

Angel Above The Devil Below   Angel Above The Devil Below poster 66x120 reviews horror comedy Director: Dominic Bolla
Writer
: Jon Cutaia
Release Year
: 1974

Ignore the devil behind the meat curtain!

Randy Maldemar (Linda York) is reading a forbidden book of forbidden evil in her forbidden bed while her mother, Turgid (Starlyn Simone) is ‘paying’ George the handyman (Robert Bedford). The Devil – voiced by Lamar Gilbert – comes to Randy’s call and hides himself in her tunnel of love. For the rest of the movie, which plays like a rude parody of The Exorcist, the Devil shouts obscene requests and insults out of Randy’s nether mouth in an attempt to get some attention….

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So the film is a pretty good parody of The Exorcist as well as pretty good 70s porn. The same things are tried as Turgid tries to get medical help from Dr. I.M. Moribund (Chesley Noone) and Dr. Max Wanker (Nimrod Sappho) with no success. Although this seeking of medical advice does lead to one of the doctors putting on a bib and following through with the Devil’s command to have a hot lunch while the song Have you seen the muffin man? plays in the background. It’s only when the two door to door Bible salesmen Peter Harp (John Barnum) – the one who’s mistaken for a priest – and handsome young Dennis Harp (Robbie Roberson) get involved, that real progress is made.

As a porno, this flick contains scene after scene of people doing the business. Most of these scenes are the usual for the 1970s, lots of hair and very naturalistic performances as there was no such thing as careful copulation choreography yet in evidence. The actors are all pretty good-looking and the sex is either meant to be sexy or funny as little Randy often victimizes those around her. So yes, the image of a short girl who probably weighs less than a duck easily overpowering men is pretty funny, especially when she shows that she has enough suction within her to be a moist vacuum, but there’s a flip side. Nurse Prudence (Rene Bond) – a somewhat uptight woman who tapes Randy’s chasm to Hell shut to get some peace – is the victim of a rape by the scumbag handyman for some reason.

Unlike the other scenes in which the Devil plays to the weaknesses of others to get his way, this one is nothing more than a big man overpowering a smaller woman when she’s actually binding his wounds! Too bad that was included as it was not needed. If anything, this film shows that men have an intense fear of vaginae as feminists have always suspected. Here a woman has the Devil in her secret source of all feminine power and it takes little for the Devil to co-opt this for his own purposes. Yes, or maybe it’s just someone thought the idea of a talking pussy is funny and anyone who reads too much into it is a bit silly?

Yes.

The talking axe-wound in question is a technical achievement akin to Luke and Leia swinging across that other chasm. The young lady who provided the stunt cunt – for it seems there might have been a stand-in – had some of the best muscular control I’ve ever seen. She seems to have the legendary power of derived form years of PC workouts that would mean she’d be able to twist a speculum with the greatest of ease. That’s a force to be reckoned with indeed.

One thing I do like that almost makes up for the rape earlier – almost – is the way the Devil is banished. He’s not dislodged from his burrow through holy water or by a cleric turning undead, no, he’s chased out by something far earthier. When Peter Harp – as well as all the other men who’ve tried – fails badly when trying to free Randy from ‘the curse’, it takes Dennis running to her rescue and making gentle, sweet love to her to flush the Devil out on that summer’s eve. Then, as a final stab at Nurse Prudence, the Devil decides to make her violated pink sink his new hidy-hole. Nice.

 

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