A reporter and her cameraman connect a surviving Jonestown leader and a TV exec's missing son to a drug war where jungle installations are being massacred by an army of natives and a skilled white assassin.
Having recently witnessed the horrific results of a top secret project to bring the dead back to life, a distraught youth performs the operation on his girlfriend after she's killed in a motorcycle accident.
James T. Callahan,
Lynn Hart is a disturbed young woman who escapes from a mental hospital where she was committed for killing her abusive father who raped her. Stealing a nurse's uniform and car, Lynn ends ... See full summary »
A nerdy high school super whiz experiments with a chemical which will transform his guinea pig "Mr. Mumps" from a gentle pet into a ravenous monster. In a fit of rage against his tormentors... See full summary »
The Norris family get jobs working at a seedy old carnival as a cover for searching for their missing son who disappeared after visiting said carnival. Eccentric manager Mr. Blood turns out... See full summary »
Nathan Crane is a religious man trying to hold onto his farm and keep his family in line. A real estate developer is trying to buy most of the farm property in the area, including Mr. ... See full summary »
Young lovers John and Jenny decide to go for a drive in the countryside one day when they happen upon the remains of a long-abandoned resort spa. After doing some exploring, they find that an elderly couple is still living in the crumbling building. They tell the youngsters that the resort was shut down long ago because it was the headquarters of a satanic cult that performed cannibalistic rituals on unsuspecting visitors, and then invite the pair to stay for dinner. Will John or Jenny make it back to civilization alive? Will anyone believe their story? Written by
Jean-Marc Rocher <email@example.com>
The Soda Spring Spa was actually the Arroyo Del Valle Sanatorium, a treatment center for tuberculosis in Livermore, California which opened in 1918. With TB cases in decline, the sanatorium was closed in 1960 and sat vacant for more than a decade before the movie was filmed. The ruins were cleared in 1999, and Camp Arroyo was constructed on the site. See more »
John only unhooks the first two buttons of his shirt. Suddenly all of the buttons are unfastened. See more »
The finale plays out under the end credits and the film concludes after the credits have ended. The filmmakers later stated the credits were devised as such so viewers would be forced to read them. See more »
California Axe Massacre: The History of Warlock Moon
Warlock shmorlock!! The Warlocks never showed up. Come to think of it, neither did the moon. Can't say I'm surprised. Despite the unfitting, yet semi-cool title, I just love these ultra-obscure 70's slashers, like The Night God Screamed. They always manage to capture the essence of horror perfectly, without even trying. Also known as Bloody Spa, Warlock Moon is a cross between The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Hansel and Gretel. About some girl (Laurie Walters from 8 is enough fame) who meets some guy (Joe Spano from other stuff) who thinks he's really good at European accents (like Mike Myers). Some girl agrees, which is strangely enough for some guy to win her over. After a quaint little picnic, the new lovebirds drive out to an abandoned health spa, out in the middle of nowhere, which, in itself is kinda weird. There, they meet some old woman, who's just a bit too friendly to be trustworthy. A few days later, The lovebirds return (why, I don't know) to the spa. This time, their visit doesn't go as planned, although, who the hell knows what they had planned? As far as what actually happens, something about Witchcraft, cannibalism... and an axe, it gets more confusing as the movie progresses, but whatever happens is definitely worth sitting through. As far as unknown 70's horror gems go, this one is hardly the best, but not nearly the worst. Despite zero character development, and some rather awkward acting, Warlock Moon turns out to be some very decent, interesting horror, low-budget or not. A nice location, plot-holes for mystery, some twists, and an all-around Gothic feel. Besides that, your pal and mine, Joe Bob Briggs offers us yet another entertaining, and informative audio commentary track, courtesy of Shriek Show, and that alone makes it all worth it, regardless the movie. Unfortunately, only those who specifically search for that next B-classic would give this one a chance, I suppose, that's all apart of the charm. Recommend it to anyone who can spot quality horror in bad cinema. 7/10
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