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Exorcism at 60,000 Feet (2019)

Fasten those seat belts, passengers!  This wild trip over some not-so friendly skies isn’t going to be a smooth one.  

Exorcism at 60,000 Feet, which gets its kicks at the expense of almost every cultural and horror stereotype, is a horror/comedy hybrid that, unfortunately, feels all too familiar for those already well-accustomed to the hi-jinks of Repossessed and Airplane!.  From glowing vaginas to an abundance of cleavage, this comedy knows its audience well and, while not to coy about it, gives them exactly what they want . . . without bothering with any subtlety. 

"might fill the time up, but it is far from what it could have been"


   

That being said, this film - made by Shout! Studios - has an excellent beginning involving a fateful exorcism that is brought to an epic conclusion thanks to composer Richard Band’s sweet score.  With tall shadows, smoky rooms, and a priest, Father Romero (Robert Miano, The Cloth, Assassin X) who rolls hardcore in a bat-winged styled hearse, a house is left in shambles as dead bodies fill its bedrooms and halls.  But that’s no problem for this chain-smoking priest

Starring Miano, Bill Moseley, Matthey Moy, Bai Ling (who gets a bloody tampon thrown at her head), Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog, Hoax), Kelli Maroney (Night of the Comet, Hell’s Kitty), Kevin J. O’Connor (Deep Rising, The Mummy)and Lance Henriksen (Aliens), Exorcism at 60,000 Feet is written by Robert Rhine (Cynthia) and Daniel Benton (The Revolting Dead, The Jackhammer Massacre) and, with plenty of gags (most of them duds), offers enough for some to think it amusing enough. Me? Not so much.  I guess I wasn’t drunk enough to find Bai Ling’s off-kilter eyebrows that funny.

But, as the trip to Vietnam gets wilder and wilder, it turns out that there is a demonic spirit still following Father Romero and he’s going to need the assistance of Rabbi Larry Feldman (Robert Rhine, Bus Party to Hell) to contain it as it hops from passenger to passenger.  This is, unfortunately, when the film dips in its entertainment value.  

The mid-air chaos starts with a mentally-challenged midget (dressed as a child) hollering that there’s something (or someone!!!) on the wing before becoming possessed.  We then join the mile high club with two strangers in the bathroom (though there is no nudity) before heads are melted with green glowing eyes.  Yeah, it’s not funny and the jokes - as the bloody tampon gets tossed around again (before winding up in a sleeping guy’s mouth) and a green mist starts seeping out from the vents - get more and more ridiculous. Exorcism at 60,000 Feet (2019)

Flight 665 is headed straight for some bumpy low-brow jokes that, if you approach this movie expecting any serious bone in its body, the results are just going to offend you.  Exorcism at 60,000 Feet might fill the time up, but it is far from what it could have been.

Flying is hell.  Find out why in Exorcism at 60,000 Feet.

1/5 stars

Exorcism at 60,000 Feet (2019)

Blu-ray

Blu-ray Details:

Home Video Distributor: Shout Factory
Available on Blu-ray
- May 5, 2020
Screen Formats: 1.85:1
Subtitles
: English SDH
Audio:
DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Discs: Blu-ray Disc; single disc
Region Encoding: Locked to Region A

Fasten your seat belts and fly the fiendish skies.  We all know that air travel can be hell – but on the last flight of a transatlantic passenger airliner, things turn positively demonic when a pandemic of infernal possessions breaks out, spreading from passenger to passenger ... and eventually to the pilot. In order to land safely and survive, a priest, a rabbi, and the surviving crew must band together against the most ungodly turbulence imaginable.  A wild horror comedy featuring genre faves Robert Miano (Donnie Brasco, Girls Trip), Bai Ling (The Crow), Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Pumpkinhead), Bill Moseley (The Devil's Rejects), Kevin J. O'Connor (The Mummy), and Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog, Swamp Thing), Exorcism At 60,000 Feet will have you screaming in the aisles ... but remember: in case of an emergency landing, please keep your tray tables – and crucifixes – in the upright position at all times!                                

Video:

Shout Factory’s 1080p transfer, framed in 1.78:1, is pretty strong.  The vomit - yeah, pea soup - is thick and defined.  Black levels are consistently strong and the reds on the flight are dynamic.  There is added depth to the interior of the airplane which, as this was a low budget flick, reveals some of the limitations in the budget, but offers stunning clarity when it comes to vibrant colors, green-eyed dog attacks and beyond.  The exteriors of the plane flying the fiendish skies are strong, too.

Audio:

The English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track is rich with bold lows that rattle the walls and the speakers.

Supplements:

Commentary:

  • None

Special Features:

The supplemental material is a bit more rewarding than the movie itself as the film’s effects are discussed and the cast celebrated.

  • Behind the Screams of Exorcism At 60,000 Feet
  • A Cast To Die For featurette
  • Pookie The Wonder Dog’s Guide to Practical Effects
  • Bill’s Big Birthday Bash featurette
  • Downtown After Sundown behind the scenes featurette
  • Trailer

Blu-ray Rating:

  Movie 2/5 stars
  Video  3/5 stars
  Audio 3/5 stars
  Extras 3/5 stars

Overall Blu-ray Experience

3/5 stars

Exorcism at 60,000 Feet (2019)

MPAA Rating: Unrated.
Runtime:
95 mins
Director
: Chris Ferrin
Writer:
Robert Rhine, Daniel Benton
Cast:
Robert Miano, Bai Ling, Lance Henriksen
Genre
: Comedy | Horror
Tagline:
Flying can be hell.
Memorable Movie Quote: "The entity Will Show Itself Again, but where?"
Distributor:
Girls and Corpses
Official Site:
Release Date:
May 5, 2020 (streaming)
DVD/Blu-ray Release Date:
May 5, 2020.
Synopsis: We all know that air travel can be hell – but on the last flight of a transatlantic passenger airliner, things turn positively demonic when a pandemic of infernal possessions breaks out, spreading from passenger to passenger ... and eventually to the pilot. In order to land safely and survive, a priest, a rabbi, and the surviving crew must band together against the most ungodly turbulence imaginable.

Exorcism at 60,000 Feet (2019)

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