This digitally shot atrocity is foul,
tasteless, irresponsible, gratuitously violent, morally repugnant,
politically incorrect and utterly lacking in redeeming social value--in
other words, a blast!
The 72 minute BLACK DEVIL DOLL, loosely inspired by the
infamous 1984 abomination
BLACK DEVIL DOLL FROM HELL, is the first-ever
feature film from Rotten Cotton. Rotten Cotton (formerly Blackest Heart
Media) is a fixture at horror conventions, and they announced BLACK
DEVIL DOLL seemingly years in advance of its eventual 2009 DVD premiere.
It was promoted with great mock-1970s grindhouse artwork by Stephen
Romano (anyone familiar with Romano’s amazing book
SHOCK FESTIVAL will
recognize the style) and an irresistible catch phrase: “HE’S A LOVER!
HE’S A KILLER! HE’S A MOTHERFUCKIN’ PUPPET!” Romano also penned a
of BLACK DEVIL DOLL.
The film is said to have played at theatrical venues
around the world. I wish I’d had a chance to see it at one of those
theaters, as it’s definitely best appreciated in the company of a
receptive audience (as the hilarious audience reaction track on the DVD
Mubia Abul-Jama is executed for the rape and murder of
sixteen Caucasian women. His last words before being deep fried: “I like
to eat white butt!”
Heather is a big titted teenager who one night plays
around with Ouija board and inadvertently releases Mubia’s soul from
Hell. Mubia somehow winds up animating a puppet, causing to it to turn
black, sprout an afro and grow a huge cock! But even trapped inside a
puppet, Mubia is Mubia: his first words as the devil doll are
(addressing Heather) “Goddamn! Them is some big-ass titties!”
Heather is understandably apprehensive about this
development, but comes to appreciate the black devil doll. The two start
up a relationship, but it comes to a halt when Mubia declares he wants
to fuck other women. He gets his chance when several of Heather’s hot
girl friends turn up one day.
After convincing Heather to leave the house, Mubia uses
this opportunity to do what he loves most: bang and kill white chicks!
One of them he slips some roofies, screws and then stabs to death.
Another he electrocutes in the bathtub before finishing himself off in
From there Mubia fortifies himself by snorting cocaine
and smoking crack, and then beats another of the skanks to death with a
baseball bat. His next victim is Heather’s loser ex-boyfriend, who Mubia
strangles and anally rapes. That leaves one last skank, a flatulent
blonde who’s spent the day masturbating in the shower. It takes some
doing, but Mubia manages to get her to fuck him--in time to slash her
But then Heather returns…and she’s pissed!
Yes, this film is every bit as sleazy as you might
expect, with something to offend absolutely everybody and a budget that
was clearly slim to nonexistent. Offsetting this is the simple fact that
it’s damn funny. It’s also--dare I say it?--well made, with
director Jonathan Lewis proving himself fully up to the task of filming
the beyond-outrageous script (co-written by Rotten Cotton’s head honcho
Shawn Lewis) without compromise or apology.
In keeping with the overall tone, Lewis keeps his
camera trained on chicks’ tits and asses throughout, and doesn’t skimp
on the gore and soft-core fucking. There’s a demented energy to the film
that never wanes; if anything the proceedings only grow steadily wilder
and more psychotically inspired as the film advances, with certain
moments--the black devil doll spraying diarrhea, a chick giving the
thing a golden shower--that attain a real warped genius.
Kudos must also go to the title character. The acting
of the flesh and blood co-stars isn’t exactly award-caliber, but I
believe that in conception and execution Mubia the Black Devil Doll IS
award-worthy. Mubia of course gets the film’s best dialogue (voiced by a
digitally enhanced Shawn Lewis), which combined with a gaping jaw and
moveable eyes make for an unforgettable creation. Unforgettable also
describes the film as a whole: even if you’re not amused by BLACK DEVIL
DOLL, I strongly doubt you’ll find it boring.
BLACK DEVIL DOLL
Lowest Common Denominator Productions
Director: Jonathan Lewis
Producer: Shawn Lewis
Screenplay: Shawn Lewis, Mitchell Mayes
Cinematography: John Osteen
Editing: Jonathan Lewis, John Osteen
Cast: Heather Murphy, Natasha Talonz, Christine Svendsen, Precious
Cox(!), Erika Branich, Martin Boone, Shawn Lewis, Jonathan Lewis