I’m often told that my so-called “cult” of followers are so loyal and dedicated that I can get them to do just about anything I want upon request. So let’s test that theory shall we?! BUY ME THIS FILM by 10/31/15, if I fail to receive it by then, this assumption is thereby FALSE. I use ‘cult’ very tongue-in-cheek, always have but at the same time I’ve experienced a bit of that culty-weirdness when people imitate you, hang on your every word or treat you like their guru. Ties in to my recent blog: Cults of Personality: Are there any perks?
So I’m curious to discover whether or not a stranger will purchase this film for me just solely based on following my cult of personality.
Why this film? This year, I’ve chosen ‘Alice’ (technically, Mrs. Tredoni) from the 1978 film “Alice, Sweet Alice” for my Halloween Costume. It’s one of the first slasher films I watched as a child and I’ve always wanted to construct the costume. Netflix was streaming it for a while but it’s been removed from their library recently. I think it’s high time I attain by own copy! I figure I can use the DVD case as a prop since most people may not be familiar with the character. You can reach me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more details for shipping, or use my contact form on my website: sinjones.com.
The film (directed by Alfred Sole) was out of print for a long time due to some boot-legging issues and was finally released again (and digitally remastered in 2007). I find it an appropriate film due to its cult following. There was some talk about a 2015 Remake but like most remakes, it would lose it’s original macabre especially if it’s taken out of a 1960’s setting, I don’t know that I could bring myself to watch it, the original is a bit of nostalgia (given my Roman Catholic background).
If you’re interested in the film, you can watch it HERE. It was previously released as “Communion, 1976”, there was a re-release in 1981 as “Holy Terror”, I just happened to be exposed to the 1978 version. It has always received mixed reviews for holes in the plotline and seemingly missing elements such as what role did the 2-faced doll play? Was it to insinuate that Alice had a split personality? Was it widely known outside her own household that she owned these particular masks? Was the original script intended to be a Ghost Story or Demon Possession? Was Mr. Alphonso the catalyst for a Poltergeist? The role of Mrs. Tredoni as the actual killer always seemed like an after thought. There’s a lot of scenes that don’t make a whole lot of sense from a technical perspective. The Catholicism element had always been thought to be a way to segment into deed of the Devil and Satanic Sacrifice but whatever ended up on the cutting room floor resulted in a totally different film. That’s what kind of gives it its allure. It leaves much to the imagination. Needless to say, I love this film. At the very least, I have exposed you to it if it’s fallen under your radar.