Lucinda's Spell

  • 1999
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, Horror

Spell? This tacky second feature from Jon Jacobs feels more like a curse. With only four days until the eve of Beltane — the pagan night of sacred love — Jason (Jacobs), living descendent of the druid magician Merlyn, arrives in New Orleans looking for a hot date. On that hallowed night, he must impregnate a woman sufficiently magical to perpetuate...read more

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Spell? This tacky second feature from Jon Jacobs feels more like a curse. With only four days until the eve of Beltane — the pagan night of sacred love — Jason (Jacobs), living descendent of the druid magician Merlyn, arrives in New Orleans looking

for a hot date. On that hallowed night, he must impregnate a woman sufficiently magical to perpetuate his venerable bloodline. One particularly glamorous coven of Big Easy witches, including a wicked witch named Beatrice (Shannah Bettz), have planned a competition among themselves to see who can

throw the most powerful spell and thus prove herself worthy of Jason's seed. But unbeknownst to them all, Jason is already a daddy, thanks to one drunken Mardi Gras spent with a witch-turned-prostitute named Lucinda Bale (Christina Fulton), who later regretfully put the child up for adoption.

Shunned by the rest of the witches on account of her low-class day job, Lucinda is nevertheless determined to win the competition in hopes of enlisting Jason's help in getting her son back — if evil Beatrice doesn't get to the child first. No doubt this all made sense to Jacobs, but he's not

sharing: His film is so badly plotted and filled with so much extraneous garbage that any logic is hopelessly lost. The film is handsomely shot in widescreen; the soundtrack, featuring songs by Wynonie Harris, the Meters and the Cramps, is surprisingly good. But nothing can make up for Jacob's

appalling lack of taste — how about that scene of him gyrating nude to "Voodoo Child"? — and grotesque self-indulgence. Fulton, who also starred in Jacob's earlier THE GIRL WITH THE HUNGRY EYES, acts like she's wandered in off a nearby porn set; her spastic performance lies somewhere

between a lap-dance and a seizure.

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  • Released: 1999
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Spell? This tacky second feature from Jon Jacobs feels more like a curse. With only four days until the eve of Beltane — the pagan night of sacred love — Jason (Jacobs), living descendent of the druid magician Merlyn, arrives in New Orleans looki… (more)

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