Easily one of the most offensive and poorly made movies to grace my collection is also one of the most enjoyable and hilarious. The most simple way to explain Black Devil Doll is to say that it combines Chucky (the Child’s Play movies) with Blaxploitation cinema but only cost ten thousand dollars to make. The film makers follow the tried and true formula for horror movies and then crank it up a notch to eleven. Mubia is a criminal who is put to death in the electric chair and then reincarnated into the body of a puppet that then comes to life and starts killing people. So let’s do the list; swearing: check, nudity: check, violence: check, stupid but big tittied women being killed and then raped by a motherfuckin’ puppet but not always in that order but mostly: big motherfuckin’ check! When we say nudity, we mean as naked as humanly possible and when we say offensive we’re including most every line of dialogue and scene through out the film.
This could easily top a list of worst made movies of the last so many years, but the film (and I use the word loosely) is shocking enough to keep you glued to the screen. With such a simple and anorexic plot, director Jonathan Lewis pads out the movie with a series of music video montages that usually require the busty cast to remove their clothes and frolic around on screen. To the keen movie fan’s eyes there will be a couple other treats to see, such as visual references to Say Anything and the Shining. Both are nice additions to the film.
The cast are pretty much a group of unknowns but by the end of the film you’ll likely be looking up at least one of the girls on imbd to see if she’s in anything else. Like Natasha Talonz whose giant titties boggle the mind. The puppet is actually done well and aside from being hilarious just in appearance has some wicked one liners that you’d never expect to come out of a doll’s mouth. This movie is what you’d want to see when you’re fifteen but no one would ever make if only for the sake of good taste. The puppet fucks, shits, kills, beats women, rapes not necessarily all women and eats a big bucket of fried chicken! How could you not love this movie? Well maybe if you were stuck on good taste, decorum or you had a stick surgically embedded in your ass.
The length of the movie is also worth discussing. While it has a run time that is just over an hour, the filmmakers pad out another ten minutes with some Lord of the Rings like end credits, giving every member of the ten man crew as many different credits as possible. Interspersed among these credits (which are pretty funny themselves) are more music video montages.
The DVD which is currently only available online at their site to my knowledge is loaded with special features. There are five commentaries that include the cast, the crew, fans and one track that only has the Black Devil Doll himself on it. There are some other videos that have some brief interviews but that’s about it. The commentaries should be enough to hold fans of the movie, especially as they’re just as racy and offensive as the movie itself.
There has been rumors of a sequel in the works but for now it remains to be seen what will become of that. I’m putting in my vote for a crossover movie; Black Devil Doll vs. Rick James Doll. Double your pleasure, bitches?