I remember seeing this cure for aging on a recent infomercial. There was this hopeless, aging drunk woman who was in a bad relationship and she had no future. She was a real mess. Then she heard about this ancient African woman with a cure for aging. You simply take this sharp ring, poke a person you hate in the neck thus killing them. Then you extract some blood from their corpse, mix it with this Kool-Aid like powder, stir, swallow and turn young and attractive. The only thing is it’s only temporary so you have to keep doing it. If you act now they’ll throw in a polishing rag to clean the blood off your ring after using it. Oh, wait it wasn’t an infomercial it was a black and white Universal horror film. That’s where I saw this. Of course the lady in question got the cops on her trail. Then when she needed to become young she had dropped the ring. So instead of becoming young she shrivels up like a picked grape under the summer sun. Roll the credits.
The negatives-You can see the ending coming a mile away. Even the characters who aren’t committing murders are kind of nasty so it’s hard to root or care for anyone.
The positives-The pace is quick and the film rolls along. The murders are mostly done in a ruthless style which works with the plot.
This one gets ripped a lot for being cheap and having a whacky plot, but overall I like it. It shows rotten people doing rotten things to get what they want and in the end they get what they deserve. To me that’s always a decent idea to write a story about.