Movie Review – Porno (2019)

Porno, 2019.

Directed by Keola Racela.
Starring Evan Daves, Jillian Mueller, Robbie Tann, Katelyn Pearce and Invoice Phillips.

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SYNOPSIS:

When 5 teen staff on the native movie show in a small Christian city uncover a mysterious outdated movie hidden in it’s basement, they unleash an alluring succubus who offers them a intercourse training… written in blood.

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Keola Racela’s characteristic debut collides The Evil Lifeless with Final Motion Hero in a by turns kaleidoscopic and juvenile light-horror romp that’s at its finest when gleefully lampooning repressed sexuality.

A gang of younger teenagers working at a cinema in a sleepy Christian city discover their mettle – and their hormones – put to the check after they determine to display a dusty outdated art-porn movie they uncover within the basement, unleashing an attractive succubus (Katelyn Pearce) eager to empty their souls by their genitals.

Porno will not be a basic addition to the demon subgenre, but it surely’s a tricky movie to dislike as a result of its enduring sense of figuring out enjoyable, and in addition its well-rounded solid. With an early 90s setting that hasn’t but been overdone by Hollywood – together with references to movies comparable to A League of Their Personal and Encino Man – this isn’t simply one other neon-soaked 80s nostalgia-fest, and well finds less-trod floor by bounding ahead a decade.

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However what actually makes the movie work at its core is the hilarious central conceit, {that a} group of repressed Christian horndogs discover themselves doggedly pursued by a lovely – and regularly nude – girl. What the movie lacks in pressure or really pithy one-liners it compensates for with each its send-up of sex-negativity and a method that regularly lurches into the hallucinogenic.

As soon as the youngsters begin watching the cursed movie, issues choose up significantly, with Racela rustling up some genuinely hypnotic imagery that doesn’t really feel one million miles away from a Man Maddin joint. The assorted stalker eventualities aren’t terribly thrilling or fascinating, nonetheless, at the least till they conclude with one of many poor saps having their penis ripped off or, in a single case, their testicles exploded into pulp.

Some could also be in the end dissatisfied {that a} movie with such a blatantly anarchic title doesn’t take its surprisingly spare gore additional, however what we get is actually squirm-inducing sufficient, and certain to carry the home down at midnight screenings and frat events from now till the top of time.

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However when even a pair of exploded bollocks aren’t sufficient to keep up curiosity, the ensemble solid does tremendous work throughout the board, particularly Robbie Tann because the justifiably cantankerous school dropout-turned-projectionist who has to try to babysit these dumb youngsters by the entire ordeal. The remainder of the solid chews threw the sometimes extreme teen drama with stable aplomb, doing their best possible to promote even the extra tepid jokes and one-liners.

Regardless of being clearly mounted as a satire of satanic panic and dogmatic prudishness, Porno does tangetially ask, with a sure diploma of sincerity, the place the road is drawn between artwork and porn. Whereas it hardly involves a conclusive reply amid all of the naked breasts and destroyed genitals on show, it does present a sliver extra food-for-thought than you’d absolutely count on from a movie with this moniker.

Although not totally exploiting its hormone-soaked premise, Porno‘s interesting solid and Racela’s sensible use of a single location make for a scrappy spin on acquainted materials.

Porno is offered to stream now on Shudder.

Flickering Fable Score – Movie: ★ ★ ★ / Film: ★ ★ ★

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