Witchcraft '70 / Angeli bianchi... angeli neri (1970)

2.0 out of 5

Witchcraft '70 is the American English language version of the Italian Mondo documentary style film White Angels, Black Angels, from director Luigi Scattini. The tag line reads: "Witchcraft: The shocking truth! The weird world of unspeakable cults, bizarre rituals, erotic rites, as it exists today in cities and suburbs of our civilized world exposed through the eye of a hidden camera".

Yeah right! Whatever!

This so called, inept, attempt at creating a educational documentation on witchcraft, circa '70, is anything but educational, nor is it a 'real documentary', as it features actors reading from bad z grade horror scripts, naked models parading as witches, the usual Italian over sensationalism and a narrator, Edmund Purdom, who knows little to nothing about the subject and study of witchcraft.

The film also features celebrity Satanist Anton LeVey, sporting ridiculous Satan horns and a costume from the most lowest grades of horrordom surrounded by his cult of goons.

Only one scene is worthy of any particular note, and this scene focuses on a strange drug induced sex ceremony situated close by to the infamous Manson Family Ranch. Overall, the film is only watchable for a giggle. Read a book on the study of witchcraft and Paganism instead.

Maurizio Merli header graphic courtesy of Paddy O'Neill of Foxyfide Graphics