Simon, King Of The Witches (1971)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B

USA, 1971.  Fanfare Films.  Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by David Hammond-Williams.  Music by Stu Phillips.  Production Design by Dale Hennesy.  Film Editing by Renn Reynolds.  

Nonsensical cult exploitation film that is enjoyable if you don’t mind that it rarely makes sense. is appealing as a modern-day warlock who lives in a storm drain and makes a living performing high quality parlour tricks for bored rich people. His presence becomes more dangerous when he begins to put death curses on people, including one guy who incurs his wrath by bouncing a cheque (I’m totally serious about that).   gives a terrific performance as a leader of a coven of witches who fall under Prine’s sway, and some of the party scenes are groovy, but for the most part it’s a silly excuse for mild sex scenes.  You’ll giggle more than be scared by incantations pronounced over nubile female bodies and the appearance of lens flares that purport to be evil spirits.

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