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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
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Douglas Dunning ... Satanist #1 (uncredited)

Directed by
Jeff Hathcock 
 
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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
 
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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:You irreverent bitch! You pious slut!See more »

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Lights, camera, action... Well, forget about the lights., 1 November 2014
Author: capkronos (capkronos00@hotmail.com) from Ohio, USA

While on their way to Vegas to get hitched, Sandy Russell (Sheila Ryan) and her fiancé Rod (Mark Blanchard) get lost out in the desert and end up in the tiny village of Ellivnatas (read it backwards), which is so small it isn't even listed on their map. They stop in a bar to use the phone, meet some strange people who stare them down, run out of gas soon after they leave and discover someone's poked a hole in their fuel tank. It isn't long before a small group of hooded Satanists come crawling out of the rocks brandishing torches. Rod is set on fire and pushed over a cliff, while Sandy gets her top ripped open by the horned-headdress- wearing coven leader, who then carves a pentagram on her chest with a dagger, rapes her and stabs her to death. Meanwhile, Sandy's identical twin sister Susan (also Ryan), an anthropologist with ESP abilities, senses something is wrong and heads down to a desolate area called "The Devil's Playground" to look for her; facing a similar fate in the process.

This is a cheap, poorly-acted, poorly-written, poorly-filmed, mostly dull movie that was saved from the scrap-pile after Troma acquired it (when it was still being called "Mark of the Beast") and released it under a colorful new title ("Fertilize the Blaspheming Bombshell"). There's next to no plot and about half of the run-time consists of scenes of the heroine walking or driving around in the desert. The night scenes are horribly lit and hard to make out and unfortunately there are a lot of them. Considering the amateurish nature of the entire movie it's a bit surprising they could even afford to hire Bo Hopkins, who gets to play a redneck sheriff for about the twentieth time in his career, though his role is bland and ultimately pointless. Rick Hill (from the DEATHSTALKER movies) has a slightly better part as Dan Allen, a friendly gas station attendant who tries to help out Susan but may have ulterior motives.

After a lot of tedious and boring scenes, the film finally becomes at least slightly amusing in the last half hour upon the arrival of Robert Tessier as the perverted devil cult leader. After Susan stumbles upon him heading over a black mass at "The House of Satan," he punches her in the stomach and calls her things like "an irreverent bitch" and "a blaspheming slut." She's then dragged out into the desert where she's slapped around some more and has her pants pulled off so that they can use "the hard-on of sin" to "sanctify this unholy fornication." Susan finally manages to escape and then spends the rest of the movie getting in dune buggy races and climbing around rock formations clad only in her panties stabbing, impaling and setting the bad guys on fire; only catching her breath long enough to strip off her top and bathe topless under a waterfall (!)

Lead actress Ryan (who passed away in 2012) was James Caan's wife for less than a year in the 70s and is billed here as Sheila Caan. Around the same time he was shooting big budget films like DICK TRACY and MISERY, this is what she was doing. Though not given much to work with, her acting really isn't completely terrible and she gets naked several times. During a shower scene, close-up shots of a body double slowly massaging her breasts and ass were poorly spliced in. There's additional nudity from a few of the female cult members, including one who dances around with a snake while wearing only in a thong. There's no gore, no special effects and barely even any blood, though there's some adequate stunt work here and there. Still, if you want something along the same lines, you'd be better off watching THE BROTHERHOOD OF Satan (1971) or RACE WITH THE DEVIL (1975) instead of this.

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