Friday, October 30, 2009


Original Title: El Violador Infernal (The Hellish Rapist)
Year: 1988
Director: Damián Acosta Esparza
Writer: ?
Genre: Horror

A criminal is executed in the electric chair, but some a dark queen brings him back to life, naming him her favorite son. The criminal is now indebted to the demoness and must murder and rape and mark the bodies with a 666 as an offering in order to bring himself power and pleasure and to provide the demoness the same pleasure.


This is one of the first films I chose to watch and review for my theme month, but I have been saving it this long because it just seemed so ridiculous. The film is sparse in many areas, but it is a fucking mean spirited story that really doesn't leave you with a pleasant taste in your mouth. Well, not exactly...

The synopsis follows the plot pretty closely. Like the film I watched at the beginning of the month Intrepidos Punks, this film really lacks a strong central plot in favor of a loose narrative that strings together some pretty horrific shit that our main character gets into.

Carlos "El Gato" (Noé Murayama) is being executed as the film opens. As the room empties and we see him sitting there all sleepy faced in his cozy chair, in pops a Vegas inspired Charo look alike with wind blowing through her feathery headdress, using her lazer eye beams of doom to bring Carlos back to life. She makes him promise to pretty much rape and murder and fuck everything up he can find, and to do a lot of drugs, and she will get pleasure out of it as well.

OK, now we're cookin!

Wow those special effects are "special"

And that's just what he does. To be a chubby older guy, he sure moves quick! Twelve hours after his reincarnation, Carlos is already shaking up with some dude, shooting heroin and doing blow. I thought this was a really odd choice to have him start off with a guy, but hey, whatever works. Carlos is an equal-opportunity violador.

Hey, at least the presence of a homosexual character let's us get even trashier when the police inspecting this scene later on get pissed at the "faggots." This movie is something else.

Carlos forces his newly found gay lover to shoot up a shitload of smack despite his protests, and lover immediately thinks he is dying. Carlos gets pissed at him, beats him up, stabs him a few times, then buttfucks him while he is dying.

Yes, you read that correctly.

This character has no qualms about continuing his rapey ways after his victim is dead.

Oh, let's not forget that he carves a crooked little 666 on lover's ass when he is done and leaves him broken and bloody with his shorts around his ankles over the arm of a chair. Classy!

And so we continue with Carlos' adventure as he plows through everyone he sets his eyes on. The set up is usually the same with Carlos providing some way neat drugs, Carlos getting pissed when the freshly drugged victim won't accept his Lord or some shit, Carlos stabbing/raping/stabbing them.

Vegas Charo shows up occasionally as well to remind Carlos of what he is doing, but it's really just an excuse to show off her wardrobe methinks.

Rinse and repeat.

There is a storyline that Esparza tries to shoehorn in there with the gay-bashing detective, but they really have almost zero influence in the overall story. I really think Esparza just did not know where to take this movie after having his "great" scenes with Carlos, and didn't want to just have rape scene after rape scene, so of course we need a "positive" force trying to stop the evil. The detective's acting is very hammy with his gravelly voice and fake Dirty Harry style attitude.

Esparza essentially brings nothing to the table in his direction and shooting of the film. Lines are delivered awkwardly which I am sure is just as much the fault of the writing and direction as the shit actors, and again the thread connecting everything is about as thin as you can get. The final "twist" at the end is very transparent and cheap, but after sitting through some brutal storytelling, I guess it needed to have some sort of different ending regardless of how novice it may be.

All the acting is pretty fucking horrendous. We even get an appearance by Princesa Lea! Remember her from WAAAAAY back in Intrepidos Punks? Well, apparently she likes showing off those casabas of hers as she does another embarrassing performance looking like Dee Snider once again. I'm pretty sure she made my dog growl again also.

There was a first for me when Carlos threw Princesa down a flight of stairs... until today I can say that I have never seen a TOPLESS FEMALE STUNT DOUBLE. I'm sure I have seen body doubles, but never a topless woman with tits far less perky (fake) than our actress crashing through a glass door then tumbling roughly down a flight of stairs.

Mexploitation Month is a month of firsts for everyone!

The look and feel of the film is verrrry cheap. While fake blood seems to be obtained quite easily, there are other effects in there that would have felt dated in the 1950s. We already covered the eyebeams, but Carlos actually adopts this ability also. He can make people and things fly through the air (they swing around obviously on a wire), shit explodes in a shower of sparks, and even fires start. They do the classic "stab off to the side" move when stabbing people except for a few closeups of a knife entering an unidentified mass.

Carlos' violence and rapes do not look all that real either, but it still creates some uncomfortable viewing. Regardless of the realism, having this creep grunting and humping with someone screaming no, no, can definitely be unsettling for many viewers. I would still say viewers uncomfortable with scenes of rape and general misogyny should tread lightly with this film.

the film is pretty much a complete mess, but I suppose that is a good thing because with any amount of realism, this film could very well have been completely over the top poor taste.

As it is now, it's just the diarrhea at the very top of the clogged toilet bowl threatening to run over the sides.

I can't say I disliked the film, but at the same time I think I have desensitized myself even more this month, so take my opinion with a grain of salt. It's poorly written, directed, acted, and features shit effects and just excuse after excuse to show big breasted women be brutalized.

But if that's what you want to see, this will be right up your alley.

Not recommended except for those who know what they are getting into.

Score: 4.5 / 10

I feel like this review was kind of a mess/poorly written. While that may be the case with much of what I write, I just don't feel great about this entry. Maybe it's a reflection of the subject matter, but anyway I just wanted to put that out there. Hope it's at least somewhat coherent!

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