ANGEL ANGEL DOWN WE GO
(aka Cult of the Damned)
Color, 93 min.
Released: August 1969 (AIP)
Cast: Jennifer Jones (as Astrid Steele), Jordan Christopher, Holly Near, Lou Rawls, Roddy McDowell
Director: Robert Thom
Producer: Jerome F. Katzman
Complete Credits at IMDB
Taglines: "Drugs, thugs and freaked-out starlets, ritual murder and cannibalism, dedicated to the proposition that all men are created evil"
"Why should Bogart Peter Stuyvesant go to war and kill strangers when the pickings are better in his own bedroom?"
"Can a sophisticated young man find happiness in the arms of an entire family?"
Undoubtedly the most bizarre film of Jennifer's career. It concerns a dysfunctional family, 60s style, with Jennifer playing a glamorous mother to a less than glamorous daughter (played by Holly Near). The story (what little of it there is) revolves around Near's character. She falls for a rock singer (Christopher) who ends up seducing every member of the family. Jennifer mouths several shocking lines ("I've made thirty stag films and I never faked an orgasm!") and seems hopelessly lost in the whole mess. The film becomes more bizarre as it goes along and soon resembles a hallucinogenic drug trip. A must see for Jones fans and quite fascinating!
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