Tuesday, 10 January 2017

The Devil's Chair

A while ago my friend Keith had supplied me with a pile of what we consider budget horror films, most of which we had never heard of before. Tonight Sam and I made a start on them with the suspiciously named The Devil's Chair.

With a pocketful of drugs, Nick West takes out his girlfriend Sammy, for a good time. When they explore an abandoned asylum, the discovery of a bizarre device, a cross between an electric chair and sadistic fetish machine, transforms drugged-out bliss into agony and despair. After Sammy is brutally assaulted and murdered by unseen forces, Nick becomes the number-one suspect. Years pass and Nick, who had been locked up in a mental hospital, is released into the care of eminent psychiatrist Dr. Willard, who is hell-bent on exposing the truth behind the killing. Accompanied by Dr. Willard and several of his students, Nick returns to the scene of the crime. However, the decrepit asylum hides a blood-drenched secret.

The Devil's Chair was way better than it should have been. scoring 4.9/10 on IMDB put it in good stead to be awful but it stood up pretty well. We had a good level of gore early on to get things moving and plenty more later and the plot was acceptable with a nice little twist upon twist upon twist. The ending is clever in a very strange way.

With a little caution I do say that this is probably worth a recommendation (maybe)

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