The Touch of Satan (1971)

The plot says, “A man meets a farmgirl who is actually a witch.” I think the story is a bit more complicated than that, but sure…

The film has flaws. Oh, yes, it sure does. Poor video quality (perhaps fixable) makes the picture appear even more cheap than it probably was. The plot drags at times, many times, and the villain relies on some rather poor makeup (though this would be less bothersome if she was shown less). Actually, the plot dragging is the worst part. Cut ten minutes off this to improve the pace and the whole movie would instantly be improved.

Most people have probably seen this film on “Mystery Science Theater”… (actually, most people have not seen the film at all). Do not let this fool you. While the movie is bad, it is not quite the terrible film IMDb makes it out to be. I see worse films on a regular basis that somehow get better rankings. So, although this film is bad, its being on the Bottom 100 is in error — with a few touch-ups, edits, etc. this film has the potential to be something more. Still something average, and not actually good, but far from the worst…