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)