When five teen employees at the local movie theater in a small Christian town discover a mysterious old film hidden in its basement, they unleash an alluring succubus who gives them a sex education…written in blood.
Starring: Evan Daves, Larry Saperstein, and Jillian Mueller
Directed by: Keola Racela
Written by: Matt Black and Laurence Vannicelli
“Porno”…alright start with getting all the jokes, and inappropriate thoughts out of your head. Now we can talk about this film that takes place in a theater. Mr. Pike (Bill Phillips) runs the theater, and tries to do so by including a little religious teachings to his mostly teenage staff. He leaves Chaz (Jillian Mueller) in charge for a few hours while the group gets to hold their private movie night. However, it isn’t so private when an apparently homeless man (Peter Reznikoff) runs wild in the theater.
Before they get rid of the man, he has opened a mysterious doorway in a wall. The group can’t help but find out what’s hiding back there. A pleasant surprise is waiting for the boys, as they find that they’ve unleashed a very beautiful and barely dressed woman (Katelyn Pearce). While they might have certain ideas about her, this woman has something far more evil in mind. She’s just one of several secrets this theater has been hiding.
So no, this movie isn’t a ‘porno,’ but does have some nudity if that’s what you’re hoping for. Most of the time, when the audience sees this woman she’s topless, and trying to seduce someone. However, what usually follows is one of man’s biggest nightmares. She brings the pain, and horror for sure. Sex and temptation definitely play a role in this story, and what this woman really is.
Besides the horror, the teens do their part at making this a fun film. Chaz has a crush on Ricky (Glenn Stott) that creates some awkwardness because he has a secret of his own. More entertaining might be the friendship between Abe (Evan Daves) and Todd (Larry Saperstein). While they're supposed to be moral kids they find it hard to fight their teenage urges. Heavy Metal Jeff (Robbie Tann), who is past his teen years, knows all about urges and fighting them. He does his best to guide the teens, but the temptress isn’t going to make it easy.
Calling the film “Porno” is clever starting with the easy marketing of the film’s title. However, it becomes a little more interesting with a group of teens who are all hitting that age of urges for sex. It doesn’t help they work at a theater run by someone teaching religion, and doing things the right way. Then along comes an evil nude woman to take advantage of these teens, and squeeze in some real painful moments. It all sets up a bizarre ending that could only fit a movie called “Porno.” With that, I give it 3 pools of blood.
More info about this film at: http://promotehorror.com/2020/11/24/porno-now-playing-on-shudder/