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Invocation of My Demon Brother (1969)

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Experimental short, featuring strobe-like erotic imagery with several shots of the Rolling Stones in performance and an original synthesizer score by Mick Jagger.

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Uncredited cast:
Kenneth Anger ...
The Magick (uncredited)
Bobby Beausoleil ...
Lucifer (uncredited)
Bill Beutel ...
Deacon (uncredited)
Harvey Bialy ...
Brother of the Rainbow (uncredited)
Timotha Bialy ...
Sister of the Rainbow (uncredited)
Speed Hacker ...
Wand bearer (uncredited)
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Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Lenore Kandel ...
Deaconess (uncredited)
Anton LaVey ...
Satan (uncredited)
Van Leuven ...
Acolyte (uncredited)
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Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Experimental short, featuring strobe-like erotic imagery with several shots of the Rolling Stones in performance and an original synthesizer score by Mick Jagger.

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Invocation of my Demon Brother  »

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Deeply creepy, esp. knowing about Bobby Beausoleil
10 May 2008 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

I watched this last night for the first time, on the "Films of Kenneth Anger Vol. 2" DVD, and to me this was probably the most intense of the set. Between the droning, obnoxious score (by Mick Jagger, of all things), and the changing film speeds, this film really did invoke feelings of, if not really a nightmare, then definitely an altered state, and not a real fun one at that.

But the capper for me was the use of Bobby Beausoleil (sp?), who was one of Manson's killers. This footage was apparently shot only a couple of years before Bobby (sorry, not trying to imply too much familiarity, but I'm really sick of typing his last name, it hurts my brain) murdered Gary Hinman. The footage of Bobby, combined with the knowledge of what he's gonna do in a couple of years, just creeped the f**k right out of me.

So, I did like this, and I'd recommend it to folks interested in Anger, or in weird sixties head trips & the dark side of psychedelia, but I'm really glad I didn't watch it under the influence. It probably would have wound up occupying a "special" place in my brain, and I don't mean a good happy place.


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