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QUEEN OF BLACK MAGIC (1979) **

A young bride starts seeing skeletons and snakes on her wedding day so her fiancé calls in a witch doctor to help.  The poor doc dies soon after treating her and the villagers blame the death on the groom's ex-girlfriend, who is a known witch.  A lynch mob quickly gathers and they throw the (innocent) witch off a mountain, but she is caught (!) by an evil witch doctor, who is really the one causing all the supernatural shenanigans.  He nurses her back to health and teaches her some deadly black magic which she uses to get revenge on the lynch mob.  She kills her victims via killer bee attack, turning one guy's face into a mass of exploding sores, pulling one dude into the mud and letting his face get eaten off by worms, using a supernatural scarf that has a mind of it's own to hang another guy, making a dude's belly blow up like a balloon, and setting people ablaze using fireballs.  In the most insane scene of the movie, she unleashes a flying acid-filled egg on her ex and when it hits him in the face, his head falls off and starts to fly around and bite the villagers!  In the end, she turns on the villagers and begins shooting fire out of her hands until a priest with a mysterious past (FLASHBACK ALERT) sets her head straight.  (But not before having a Magician Power Battle with her first.)

 

Although completely unrelated, the film was released in some regions as the third entry in the Black Magic series.  Like those films, the plot of Queen of Black Magic is probably way too complicated for it's own good and features a lot of unnecessary flashbacks and assorted rigmarole.  While the flick works like gangbusters whenever the witch is dishing out her vengeance, the screen time spent on anything other than people getting attacked by bees, worms, and eggs is pretty lame and extremely boring.  For the most part, it's like watching a porno.  You have to sit through all the talking and stuff to get to the action.  If you fast forward through all of the plot, Queen of Black Magic would get Four Stars easy; as it is, it's only good for about Two.

 

Best line:  "Everybody knows that prayers frighten the devil!  Maybe you people oughta pray then!"

 

AKA:  Black Magic.  AKA:  Black Magic 3.  AKA:  Black Magic Queen.  AKA:  Black Magic Terror.

Tags: horror, q
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