Teenage Exorcist is a 1994 film that was written by and starring Brinke Stevens. This was right on the cusp of her pretty/pretty-scary era. The central character, Diane ( Brinke Stevens) has just bought a house of her own. A house with a dark secret (cue ominous music). The previous owner of the home was a powerful warlock and is determined to return to the living by possessing young Diane. Running to Diane’s aid is a fun group of idiots. Diane’s flighty sister Sally ( Elena Sahagun), Sally’s stuffy yet funny husband Mike (Jay Richardson who, I might add has been in a number of movies that includes Bikini in the title), a young man who is in love with Diana named Jeff ( Tom Shell who looked an awful lot like a guy I knew in high school), a stereotypical Catholic priest named Father McFerrin ( Robert Quarry), and my personal favorite the squirrelly pizza delivery boy ( Eddie Deezen who we all love in every film he has ever been in, including Grease as Eugene as well as the evil Mandark in Dexterâ€™s Laboratory).
The movie was packed full of very funny one liners and crazy little plot twists. The cute play on words and the pratfalls and gags were enough to keep me going in this film. This is one to put on the shelf next to Transylvania 6-5000 and Killer Tomatoes! I will watch it again when I need a good chuckle.
My heart was warmed with the good father singing Tu-ra-loo-ra-loora to the zombies.
4 attacking chiffon gowns out of 5
Stupid jokes, stupid site gags, and over the top comedy hijinks from a cast of ham handed b-grade actors. Sounds like a good formula for some good old fashioned cheese to me!
Going into this one, I knew very little about it aside from it starring Brinke Stevens and a guest spot from Michael Berryman. With talks of demonic possession and humor sprinkled about I figured it couldnâ€™t be much worse than anything else Iâ€™d settle in for. To my surprise I found myself laughing heartily though out. Sure most of the jokes were all pretty clichÃ© and not wholly original, but they were pulled off well; especially in the context they were given. Starting out slow as we build our initial character backgrounds etc I was a bit concerned. Once everybody arrives at the new home of Ms. Stevens however the chuckles come aplenty and make for an entertaining watch.
There is pretty much zero horror to this flick aside from itâ€™s setting in a demon possessed house. But for a little known flick out of the early 90â€™s itâ€™s worth it for the laughs and in jokes spread throughout. With Brinke Stevens being a veteran of many low grade horror fests in the 80â€™s she was quite familiar with the genre. She knew what was laughable and what the formulas were. Using this knowledge she managed to put together a script that exploited and lampoon nearly every convention for a demonic horror flick and we all get to reap the benefits.
Not worth a purchase maybe, but if you stumble across this one on the late night cable channel you owe yourself a good chuckle. Youâ€™ll enjoy it more than you think! Plus you get to see Brinke Stevens parading around in dominatrix gear before that was a shuddering thought to think of.
4 clichÃ©d jokes out of 5