Mary witnesses the brutal suicide of her Father. His death unleashes the savage forces of demonic possession in his daughter. The End of Days are upon the world. Famine, drought, looting and chaos is ripping the world apart and the Catholic Church is trying to save an innocent soul from the ravages of Satanic possession.
The Song of Solomon is an exorcism movie from the fine folks who brought you the American Guinea Pig series. From what I understand, a good deal of work went into capturing details such as confirmed passages from documented exorcism procedures. Unlike the exorcist, The Song of Solomon – which at some point was referred to as: American Guinea Pig; The Song of Solomon – wastes no time getting right to the gooey bits. Rather than taking half the movie to introduce the characters, we jump right into the action. Action might be a bit of a stretch, but the movie gets going very quickly. From there, it all depends on what you’re looking for.
If you’re looking for practical gore and not much more, The Song of Solomon will probably work for you. If you’re looking for that “more” part, though, you may want to give it a skip. I went into this movie excited, having been looking forward to it for almost an entire year, if not more, and I was supremely disappointed. The gore, while plentiful feels out of place and almost unnecessary, which is difficult considering it’s almost the entire reason for the movie to exist in the first place. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure a lot of work went into this movie, and you can tell, but something about it just didn’t work for me. It never clicked.
For one thing, the acting is atrocious. I’m sorry, but I can’t think of another word to describe it. The acting is so bad in this movie that nothing else mattered. All of the research that went into official exorcism passages and whatever, none of it meant anything to me at all. Some scenes the acting is so bad that I couldn’t help but giggle, which is not the reaction you’re looking for when watching a “hardcore” horror movie. I understand the reasoning behind the film it’s an extreme exorcism movie, but the production values are not well enough for it to be compared to things like The Exorcist. Hell, off the top of my head, even The Exorcism of Emily Rose and The Last Exorcism are better movies. It’s not that I’m not into low budget movies, I loe Bandit Motion Pictures and stuff from James Bickert, and hell, I have enjoyed several Unearthed titles, but The Song of Solomon let me down. Maybe you’ll enjoy it. Maybe you expected less than I.
Unearthed Films’ The Song of Solomon is now available on Blu-ray. You may purchase a copy of your own by clicking this link.
- Commentary with Stephen Biro & Jessica Cameron
- Commentary with Stephen Biro, Marcus Koch & Jerami Cruise
- Behind the Scenes/Making of
- Photo Gallery
- Video Interview with Actress Jessica Cameron
- Video Interview with Writer/Director Stephen Biro
- Video Interview with Special Effects Artist Marcus Koch
- Video Interview with Director of Photography Chris Hilleke
- Video Interview with Actor Gene Palubicki
- Video Interview with Actor David McMahon
- SKU: UN-1092
- UPC: 760137137696
- Genre: Horror
- Run Time: 86:00 mins
- Number of Discs: 3
- Audio: STEREO
- Year of Production: 2017
- Territory: NORTH AMERICA
- Language: English