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SATAN’S BED (1965) * ½


One of the hallmarks of exploitation movies is the Skeleton in the Closet movie.  The studios have always had a knack for finding movies that famous people made BEFORE they were famous and re-releasing them as something new.  Usually no one is safe from the Skeleton in Closet movie.  Remember Madonna’s A Certain Sacrifice?  Brad Pitt had Cutting Class.  Charlize Theron was in Children of the Corn 3.  And Naomi Watts had Children of the Corn 4. 


And don’t think this is a NEW trend.  Lord no.  Why even back in the 60’s producers were doing it.  Take for example:  Satan’s Bed.  It’s “star”:  YOKO ONO.  In ’65, when this film was made, nobody gave a rat’s ass about poor Yoko, but once she got mixed up with John Lennon, EVERYBODY knew who she was.  The producers of this film, Roberta and Michael Findlay (of the infamous “Flesh” Trilogy”) re-released this softcore “roughie” exploitation number that Yoko made when she was just an Asian nobody, to mucho box office. 


The Plot:  A group of rapists break into a woman’s apartment after she showers and rapes her at knifepoint.  She doesn’t really seem to mind though, especially after the female rapist puts her paws all over her.  Meanwhile, a gangster kidnaps Yoko from her wimpy fiancée, takes her to an empty apartment, and forces her to put some newspapers down before sexing her up.  Then we awkwardly cut back to the trio of rapists who defile another woman in the backseat of her car.  Then, the gangster takes Yoko to ANOTHER apartment (this one is fully furnished) where he, you guessed it, rapes her AGAIN.  Then guess what happens?  BACK to the other group of rapists who break into ANOTHER woman’s home and molest her at knifepoint. 


You get the idea. 


In the end, the woman escapes and guns down the rapists while Yoko escapes and gets hit by a car. 




If the film doesn’t make a lick of sense, it’s because the Findlays took an unfinished film named “Judas City” and added scenes of Yoko to the movie in a desperate attempt to make SOMETHING that ran 70+ minutes so it could be shown in a theater.  It’s not very good, but it deserves an extra half-star for the quality lesbo scenes. 


If you ever wanted to see Yoko Ono in a low budget sex flick that was actually two films edited into one, then look no further.  Yoko DOESN’T get naked but she does sing…badly. 


AKA:  Satan’s Hot Bed.

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