Sorceress (1982)

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RATING– ✮✮✮½

DIRECTOR– Jack Hill

PLOT– An evil wizard named Traigon (Roberto Ballesteros) wants to rule the world. Evidently, the only way is to sacrifice his firstborn child. Unfortunately, his wife has given birth to twins and Traigon forgot to write down which one came out first. Traigon is killed but returns years later to hunt down his now grown twin daughters (Leigh & Lynette Harris).

6 REASONS TO WATCH

  1. sword and sorcery
  2. cheeky monkeys
  3. twins
  4. see-through toga’s
  5. zombie armies
  6. red-headed Vikings

REVIEW– This is a silly romp watching twin sisters roam throughout Ancient Greece(?)… or maybe a desert’y part of Norway(?)… or maybe Africa(?). There are monkeys and Vikings and ancient temples with lots of sand… so to pinpoint a location this film was supposed to be located in is tricky. The twins engage in a few sword fights, some strange magic, and sport lots of see-through clothing (come to think of it, that sounds a lot like Brazil). Sorceress feels like the Schwarzenegger epic Conan The Barbarian if it starred twin sisters… except Arnold looks better in a thong and has slightly larger breasts.

FUN FACT– Director Jack Hill retired from films after completing this movie. We don’t know if that was by choice or by force. Either way, we’re sad that the last 30 years haven’t seen any new films directed by Hill. And we’re not the only ones. A few years back, with much fanfare, Quinton Tarantino re-released Hill’s Switchblade Sisters. Tarantino, on more than one occasion, has expressed his fondness for Hill’s filmmaking style.

Even though his horns were obviously fake, Jerry still got to carry the shield.