SATANIC ATTRACTION (1989) Reviews and overview

 

Satanic Attraction – original title: Atração Satânica – is a 1989 Brazilian supernatural horror film directed by Fauzi Mansur (Ritual of Death) from a screenplay co-written with Filipe Grecco. The movie stars Ênio Gonçalves, Gabriela Toscano and André Loureiro.

Plot:

Disc jockey Fernanda (Gabriela Toscano) presents a radio show in which she reads out chapters from a book that she is writing about gruesome satanic rituals and sex murders.

Unfortunately, when bodies start turning up around town killed in exactly the way Fernanda describes on her show, it looks like someone is following her show and enacting out the grisly murders she describes on air…

Reviews [contains spoilers]:

” …our killer boasts some crazy kills like an effectively messy double impaling, pickaxing, and a visceral killing spree that might also be the best scene from the entire film. Everything ends predictably and never bothered answering any of the important details. Still, I’m not saying I didn’t have fun with this.” Sticky Red

“When we reach the film’s conclusion, it just gets silly as one twist that was easy to predict gives way to yet another. Unfortunately, Satanic Attraction is a major let down in every respect. It’s hardly worth tracking down for the excessive gore and all that’s left is a long corridor of confusion and horrendous acting.” A Slash Above…

Atração Satânica is not really a good film, but it is a pretty entertaining one. The plot is extremely muddled and confusing. The bad guys aren’t given much motivation aside from brief mention of someone needing to “bear the master’s son,” and very little of the supernatural plot is adequately explained.” Justin McKinney, The Bloody Pit of Horror

Some image credits: The Bloody Pit of HorrorA Slash Above…