Monday, October 28, 2013
Scribbled by William S. Wilson
FRIDAY THE 13th XXX and HALLOWEEN XXX parodies, so it pains me to put him on the “naughty” (and not in a good way) list. It is doubly painful because it is obvious he and his producer/wife Tabitha Stevens made great pains to be faithful to the material (in fact, the DVD offers a bonus B&W version of the film for purists). A good cast is hired and everyone seemed committed to their roles. The filmmakers keep it in a period setting and attempt to be faithful to the characters; somewhere during the middle though the film goes completely off the rails. Hmmm, I wonder what point that could be. Could it be their interpretation of the iconic shower scene? Any parody of PSYCHO – normal or X-rated – is going to live and die on how the shower scene is done. It is literally cinema’s most famous murder. Orona apes Hitchcock’s famous style a bit, but goofs it up more than one should. First, it appears Norman is attacking her with a big black dildo. We can’t tell because we’re never given a clear shot of it (yes, they avoid copying the famous “knife to belly” shot). Even worse is the music. How do you do this scene and not try to copy the “ree, ree, ree” violin screeches? The music employed here sounds more like an '80s Richard Band score. The only thing sadder than a poorly done PSYCHO shower scene imitation is someone complaining about the merits of one in a XXX parody like me.
where they find out Norman has been dressing up as his mother? Well, I guess the PSYCHO DVD that Orona was using for his source material froze up because that is nowhere to be found here. There is no final confrontation. The film just ends after Lila and Sam have sex. Perhaps they were hoping for a PSYCHO II XXX parody, but three years later it hasn’t arrived and Orona has seemingly left the hardcore world. It is a shame as few filmmakers in this genre opted to go – ahem – balls out when it comes to the porn parody like Orona previous did, so maybe he just got burned out? Either way, the PSYCHO parody is kind of like Norman in the original Hitchcock film in that it never goes all the way. In closing, the only real positive thing I can take away from PSYCHO XXX is that it is better than the Gus van Sant PSYCHO remake. Also, Master…Bates…MASTURBATES!