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In this episode of Untold Horrors, we offer up our souls for a couple of hidden Tubi treasures, worshipping at the altar of cult horror. 

Satan's Children

Satan’s Children (1975)

Armed with nothing more than a movie poster and brief synopsis, Jamie and Steph go mining for Tubi treasures, exploring the world of cult horror — mixed with elements of body horror, rape-revenge horror, and plenty of devil-worshipping weirdness.

May the Dark Lord guide us as we determine if THE HERETICS (2017) and SATAN’S CHILDREN (1975) are must-see holy grails or unholy celluloid nightmares.

The Heretics is a 2017 Canadian body horror film directed by Chad Archibald and written by Jayme LaForest. It was made on a budget of about $500,000. It was shot in Toronto and Guelph, Ontario, and revolves around a young woman who is kidnapped and transforms into a demon.

Archibald is a Canadian film, television, and music video producer and director. He is the creator and co-owner of the Canadian production company Black Fawn Films, which specializes in low-budget horror.

Along with producing over 20 feature films, Archibald has directed eight feature films himself, including I’ll Take Your Dead and the excellent Bite, a 2015 insect body-horror film that erupted on the festival circuit after ambulances were called to its sold-out world premiere at Fantasia International Film Festival due to several people fainting.

The Heretics

The Heretics (2017)

He’s also produced some very well-received films, including THE OAK ROOM and VICIOUS FUN. If you haven’t seen them, both of them are fantastic. You can find Bite and The Oak Room on Tubi. You’ll need to head to Shudder or VOD for Vicious Fun.

Satan’s Children is a 1975 American rape/revenge/cult horror film directed by Joe Wiezycki and starring Stephen White, Eldon Mecham, and Joyce Molloy. Its plot follows a young teenager who, after being subjected to a brutal gang rape, is taken in by a Satanic cult of young people. It was given a sneak-preview release in LaSalle, Illinois, on March 15, 1975, and was later released to drive-in theaters in Fort Worth, Texas, on August 22, 1975.

Something Weird Video released the film as a double-feature DVD with Asylum of Satan on September 3, 2002. In 2022, Something Weird, in collaboration with the American Genre Film Archive (AFGA), issued a Blu-ray release of the film.

Be sure to stay for the end for a very special dramatic re-enactment, ripped from the unhinged madness that is SATAN’S CHILDREN. On this episode, we’re all going straight to ”Jesus H Christ HEEEEELLLLLL!!!”

ABOUT THE HOSTS:

Untold Horrors

A long-time writer for Morbidly Beautiful, Jamie Marino has been a horror movie fan since grade school. His horror movie library currently stands at over 4,000 titles. He graduated with honors from King’s College with a degree in Literature/Creative Writing, as well as a double major in Philosophy. Morbidly Beautiful Founder and editor-in-chief Stephanie Malone is a professional writer, editor, graphic designer, and VP of Marketing. She attended Film School and has an English and Marketing degree. She’s a passionate supporter of indie film, a producer, and a Rotten Tomatoes-approved film critic. 

ABOUT THE SHOW:

Tubi is a surprisingly deep well of great genre content, but it’s hit or miss. In this show, two lifelong horror-obsessed cinephiles do the digging for you so you know what’s worth your time. Our goal is to help you discover great films you never knew existed. To find our buried treasure, we take turns picking a theme or subgenre of film. Then each of us searches Tubi to find three intriguing-looking films we’ve never seen or heard of, and we both pick one film from the list of three presented to us by our co-host — picking solely based on poster art and a brief synopsis (no trailers and no ratings or reviews). We go with our gut and roll the dice. They won’t all be gems. But, hopefully, we’ll find some gold along the way.

Our Instagram handles are:

Morbidly Beautiful @morbidlybeautifulhorror | Stephanie @srgreenhaw | Jamie @redcrow88

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CREDITS
Artwork and show music by Stephanie Malone

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