- Rated: R
- Run Time: 2 hours, 40 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 3, 2002
- Originally Released: 1971
- Label: Image Entertainment
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Special Edition
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital Mono - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Behind the Scenes
- Audio Commentary: Jeffrey C. Hogue, Majestic Films International producer, and Patty Breen, William Girdler biographer
- Shorts: SATAN'S DANCE starring Lorraine Lane
- Featurette: THE SOUL SNATCHER
- Text/Photo Galleries:
- Additional Products:
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Description by OLDIES.com:
Recovering from a nervous breakdown, lovely Lucina Martin suspects there's something wrong with the rest home she's in. The attending physician has supernatural powers. His big-boned female assistant looks like a truck driver in drag. Therapies include covering a patient in bugs, setting another on fire, and tossing a third into a pool full of snakes. And there's some kind of hatchet faced ghoul running around upstairs while a grinning demon lurks in the basement. Which is why Lucina believes that Pleasant Hill is not the tranquil hospital it pretends to be but, instead, the Asylum of Satan
... The first feature from the director of Three on a Meathook
and Manitou, Asylum of Satan
is fun, dumb drive in fare direct from Jefferson County, Kentucky.
Plus: Attacked by homosexual thugs who discard him by the side of a road, teenage runaway Bobby Douglas is given shelter by a friendly cult of Satanists. But Bobby's presence- and his questionable sexuality leads to conflicts within the cult, especially after a lesbian member is damned to Hell. But Bobby proves to be one sick puppy which he demonstrates in ways that would even make the Devil smile... Hilarious, homophobic, and just plain insane, Satan's Children is the kind of twisted Southern sleaze that makes one think Lucifer himself was personally involved.
Two 1970's mondo films which center around Satanic activity are included on this hilariously over-the-top two-pack. ASYLUM OF SATAN, directed by legendary exploitation director William Girdler, tells the story of a lovely young woman named Lucina, whose mental institution turns out to be run by Lucifer himself! The second film, SATAN'S CHILDREN, is the story of Bobby, a sexually confused runaway who finds shelter with a Satanist cult, only to have them turn against him when finding out he might be gay.
Description by Image Entertainment:
Asylum of Satan (1971) - Lovely Lucina Martin suspects there's something wrong with the rest home where she's recovering from a nervous breakdown. Therapy includes covering a patient in bugs, setting another on fire, and tossing a third into a pool full of snakes. Then there's the hatchet-faced ghoul running around upstairs and a grinning demon lurking in the basement. Which is why Lucina believes that this is not a tranquil hospital but actually an Asylum of Satan! The first feature from William Girdler, director of "Three on a Meathook" and "The Manitou," is fun, gory drive-in fare direct from Jefferson County, Kentucky. "Satan's Children" (1974) - Runaway teen Bobby is given shelter by a friendly cult of Satanists, but his presence--and questionable sexuality--leads to conflicts within Satan's Children, especially after a lesbian member is damned to Hell. But Bobby proves to be one sick puppy, which he demonstrates in ways that would even make the devil smile. So hilarious, homophobic, and just plain insane, you'd think Lucifer himself was personally involved!