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She Was a Bombshell from Brooklyn on a Cross Country Ride to Hell!!! See more »
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Sheila Caan is menaced by Satan worshipers on her journey from Brooklyn to Las Vegas. In an effort to find out what happened to her twin sister... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Bo Hopkins ... Sheriff Jon Farlock

Rick Hill

Robert Tessier ... Devil-master
Sheila Ryan ... Sandy / Susan (as Sheila Caan)
Mark Blanchard
Denise King ... Snake-dancer
Vickie Benson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Douglas Dunning ... Satanist #1 (uncredited)

Directed by
Jeff Hathcock 
 
Writing credits
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Jeff Hathcock 

Produced by
Art Jacobs .... producer
 
Original Music by
André Brummer 
 
Cinematography by
Ken Gibb 
 
Film Editing by
Richard S. Brummer  (as Richard Brummer)
 
Casting by
John Arnold 
 
Production Design by
Bob Tiller 
 
Art Direction by
Ralph Ramirez 
 
Production Management
Bob Perkis .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kelley Cauthen .... first assistant director
Dana Mann .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Kim Kosette .... property master
Kim Kosette .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Marty Kasparian .... sound mixer
Barry Seybert .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Kim Kosette .... special effects assistant
Ralph Ramirez .... special effects
 
Stunts
Clint C. Carpenter .... stunt performer (as Clint Carpenter)
Steve Davis .... stunt coordinator
Douglas Dunning .... stunt performer
Rosine 'Ace' Hatem .... stunt performer (as R. Hatem)
Denny Hush .... stunt performer
Thairese Lynn .... stunt performer
Phil O'Dell .... stunt performer
Jeff Wienke .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Neil Ayers .... assistant camera
Lucky Brown .... cinematographer: second unit
Dennis Hauck .... assistant camera: second unit
Patrick T. Shea .... camera operator (as Pat Shea)
 
Editorial Department
Paul Bram .... assistant editor
Dana Mann .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Shauna Babbs .... script supervisor (as Shana Babbs)
Patty Berg .... production assistant
Susan Berg .... production assistant
Kris Brew .... production assistant
Jonathan Brooks .... production assistant
Renee Hedstrom .... production coordinator
John R. Hunt .... production assistant (as John Hunt)
Kathleen Kane .... body double
Frankie Lambert .... production assistant
Dan Reed .... production assistant
 

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Devil-master:Take her to the sacrificial pentagram!See more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Frustratingly Awful, 30 April 2009
Author: Steve Nyland (Squonkamatic) from New York, USA

The main problem with FERTILIZE THE BLASPHEMING BOMBSHELL (or MARK OF THE BEAST, as my VHS copy is titled) is the films that it tries to imitate -- RACE WITH THE DEVIL, ENTER THE DEVIL, Brotherhood Of Satan, THE DEVIL'S RAIN, even WEREWOLVES ON WHEELS -- were good enough to have taught viewers how movies like this work. All you can see are the mistakes that the film makes as it strives to be just a bottom of the barrel C grade satanic coven thriller and manages to screw even that up.

All of the standard plot elements are accounted for. The southwestern United States became a natural setting for modern satanic horror settings during the 1970s and the Nevada locations chosen are appropriately dismal & forlorn (THE DEVIL'S RAIN). We have the young couple who goes off in search of a good time, take a wrong turn or two, and end up in the clutches of a satanic cult who promptly sacrifice them to the devil (WEREWOLVES ON WHEELS). We have the waifish, slightly neurotic looking sister of the bride who takes it upon herself to scour the desert for the pair in her VW convertible and runs afoul of a colony of desert cultists who don't take kindly to strangers (ENTER THE DEVIL) and end up chasing her all over creation in odd vehicles (RACE WITH THE DEVIL). And we have the strapping local beefcake mechanic hero-type as well as an ambiguous town sheriff, both of whom may or may not be cult members (Brotherhood Of Satan).

The women in the cast aren't opposed to doing nude scenes and the amusingly over-the-top cult leader can recite such lines as "PREPARE TO FEEL THE HARD-ON OF HELL!" and not seem silly. The producers found the budget to afford a former A-list actor for a couple afternoons (Bo Hopkins, outclassing every other actor in the film just getting out of his truck & standing there in his sunglasses with his hands in his pockets) and stage some frenetic car chases with impressive mayhem. They even got a professional stripper to strut around topless with her boa constrictor during the big ceremony scene at the ol' sacrificial pentagram.

But it just doesn't work, proving once again that it's attitude and style that make a form interesting or not regardless of what you pad the script with. This one has neither and is merely an execution of form which gets tedious mighty quick. The movie looks like it was shot on video before being transferred to film, which in itself wouldn't be a problem if the editing of the audio had been done by someone who wasn't snorting Drano. Action and dialog are often out of sync and there are bizarre overdubs which sound like someone with the hiccups. The music is just atrocious, with every scene annoyingly scored with music that either doesn't fit the drama or over- emotes at what should have been lighter moments. And what's up with that title? Even the filmmakers apparently didn't respect what they'd come up with & named the film accordingly. Or was that just Troma being cute after they picked the film up for re-distribution?

Then there is the lead actress who can only be described as a piece of work with a character that is supposed to be a Vegas showgirl who teaches anthropology on the side. Oh! She also drives like Steve McQueen, is naturally adept at fighting off satanists with her bare hands or jury- rigging deadly weapons, and spends the final third of the film being chased across the high chaparral wearing just her panties and a flimsy blouse doing action stunts that would put The Road Warrior to shame. She is an unstoppable juggernaut of destruction, sending bodies flying off cliffs and exploding cars careening into ditches as she skips away with the camera centered on her firm butt cheeks, which were probably the primary attribute that led to her casting.

I love low budget regionally made horror films, and have a particular fondness for American made satanic coven horror potboilers (ever hear of THE WITCHMAKER?). But this movie sucks and not even in a good way, like MANOS: HANDS OF FATE, which may also have been a source of inspiration. It tries to be too serious for a party movie but is too silly & ineptly made to be taken seriously. There are bad laughs galore but the film is otherwise so artless and boring that it's only purpose, aside from displaying six minutes or so of passable female nudity, is to serve as an object lesson to aspiring filmmakers on how not to make a satanic coven thriller.

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