Directed by: David Salcido
Written by: Alex Gianopoulos, Kent Harkey, Arturo Portillo, Robert Posey, David Salcido
Length: 93 minutes
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Lady Belladonna's Tales From The Inferno
As Lady Belladonna (Tawnya Bass) pulls mysterious items from Pandora's box, representing a short story of the horrific or fantastic, she is continuously presented with an ongoing problem within the inferno. It's Ed. Ed Wood (Rafael Medina). He's been lurking around the underworld and finally come across the lady herself; and become quite infatuated with her. She's going to be a star. Bigger than she already is. As Ed flatters her, and our horned heroine goes back and forth on what to do with him, the show must go on. Quickly, Addy (Donny Prosise) gets more and more infuriated with Wood's constant annoyances; and we are treated to a plethora of short films that make the bulk of this title. Hell. Mental states, aliens and even vampires? You bettcha. It's all here and more in this anthology series from David Salcido. Compilation movies and cheesy camp are the order of the day; and this title knows it's stuff.
This title is exactly what it says on the box. A bunch of short films that span the spectrum of genres. Some short. Some long. All interesting and even fun sometimes. Our hostess with the mostest serves up these tales from the aptly named Pandora's box, and the contents seem to come from reaped souls by the lady herself. This is a fun film that is branded as campy, but plays through like a warm axe through cartilage. The stories are numerous and generally all are well done. Don't expect a lot of depth because that's not the name of the game here. The name is weird and fantastical. Quick and to the point. It's a formula that works well with Belladonna being the glue that holds everything together.
I do have 2 favorites. The first segment dealing with a vampire and the adopted tradition of a family. And a second showing off the stupidity of some people, and a Voodoo curse. Don't get me wrong. I enjoyed all of the stories. Those 2 are just the ones that I remember most fondly. Them and the surrounding story of Lady Belladonna, Addy and Ed. I'd be lying if I didn't feel a certain amount of joy at the thought of Addy serving in hell; in the way he is presented. How ironic and fitting.
If you're feeling the need for a good way to spend an hour and a half this is it. Cornball yet not crappy. That's how I would describe this title. Social links are kicking around this page so you should hunt them down, follow and check out this title. 4 stars. Thank you for reading.