Running Time: 117 min.
Production Date: March 2001
Director: James DiGiorgio
Cast: Julie Meadows, Ava Vincent, Nikita Denise, Salena del Ray, Bridgette Kerkove, Brooke Hunter, Dynamite, Herschel Savage, Kyle Stone, Guy DiSilva, Dino Bravo, Don Hollywood, T. J. Cummings, and Trevor
Initial Expectations: Although most of the guys donít give me much confidence here, the female line-up is impressive enough that this should be well worth watching.
Initial Reaction: It feels like what would happen if Michael Raven made some of his current films more wank-friendly, which is a very good thing.
Who Should Watch It : Anybody. especially couples, who likes their porn with a little supernatural darkness and plot
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody looking for extremely hardcore sex with a dark plot or raincoaters
Audio /Video Quality: The audio is very clear and well balanced with some nice extra sound effects that enhance the mood very well. The video has a slight grain and some nice shadow usage.
Music: The music has a very eerie and dark feeling to it which fits the movie extremely well. Itís very well balanced with the rest of the audio, but the level changes depending on the mood of the scene.
Menus: Unfortunately itís the standard VCA menus. If youíve seen a VCA DVD before odds are youíve seen the main menu. Itís plain, unimaginative, and has an annoying song. Itís also the biggest problem with VCAís DVDs. The chapter menu lets you choose the scene based on the leading female in the scene. It also lets you jump to several points in each scene that are all clearly labeled. The chapter menu shows a lot of thought and care. Itís too bad that the same thought and care arenít put into the first menu you see, which gives you your first impression of the DVD.
The Feature: Julie Meadows sees things. Not dead people, but things that nobody else, such as her husband Herschel Savage, normally sees. While arguing about it on the way home from a party, Herschel hits somebody with their car, but they canít find the body anywhere. They get back in the car and both see Ava Vincent in the road in front of them. Ava asks for their help and to take her home with them. She stays with them for a little bit, and almost immediately Julie and Herschel find themselves being drawn into their sexual desires as well as situations darker than their normal lives.
After bringing Ava Vincent home with them, Herschel Savage and Julie Meadows relieve some of the stress in one of the most time honored ways, especially in porn. Herschel strips Julie, one of the most enjoyable and enthusiastic blondes in porn to watch, out of her black bra and panties before licking and fingering her twat. Julie returns the favor by sucking Herschelís cock, and uses almost no hand action while working him over. She makes both Herschel and the cameraman happy by starting out with a little reverse camera before laying on her side and letting Herschel spoon her. Finally, Julie lets Herschel fuck her from behind before unloading on her great ass. Itís a pretty hot scene that has nice chemistry. As usual, Julie shows some nice enthusiasm, and squeals like no other girl in porn. She also looks extremely cute here, and might even be getting better looking as time goes by.
After checking out Ava Vincent, Herschel goes to leave but finds that sheís suddenly naked and by the door. She lures him back to the bed where he eats her pussy before she sucks his cock and gives him extremely great eyes. Ava saves a horse by fucking Herschel cowgirl style, and then lays back for him to take her in a standing missionary. They finish it off with a nice pop on Avaís all natural, all American tits. Itís a hot scene thatís helped out quite a bit by Ava and the nasty, almost evil look that so often fills her great eyes.
Julie explores her yearnings for being with another man with Dino Bravo, who looks a little like Joe Bob Briggs. Julie starts out rubbernecking Dinoís cock, and as usual looks like sheís really enjoying herself. Julie hops up on the counter to let Dino tongue her pussy and asshole. He comes up to fuck her, and has a smile on his face that makes it look like Dino normally runs jokes through his head to not cum rather than baseball stats. Julie also lets Dino fuck her from behind. As Dino fucks her, he changes to reveal that heís really Ava Vincent. Julie gives a few scared looks now and then, making it look like she might realize whatís going on. Finally, a stunt dick puts a nice load on Julieís great ass.
When going through a dark alley, Brooke Hunter, Herschel Savage, a show with bums Kyle Stone and Don Hollywood, whoís a combination of Randy ďLeatherfaceĒ Westís apparent age and Ed ďEwwwwwĒ Powersí looks. Brookeís a slightly above average looking blonde with a very nice and fairly realistic body, decides to give her boss. She attacks Kyleís cock as Don attacks her asshole with his tongue. She bends and lays over a barrel for the guys to take turns fucking her bald pussy. After a while, the bums realize that the nearby mattress hasnít been puked or pissed on too much, so Don lays back and lets Brooke ride him before Kyle pulls into her ass to completely fill her up. Brooke really gets into it and gets really vocal as she takes both guys, and eventually takes Kyleís pop on her nice tits. Don, however, doesnít let go with a pop and was probably happy enough to just be able to get a hard-on at his age.
Julie Meadows goes after what she wants, which just happens to be Guy DiSilva when he and his wife, Salena del Ray, comes over for dinner. She crawls across the table like a cat as Herschel watches from across the table unable to stop her and Salena gets turned on watching. Julie raises her legs high in the air so Guy can lick her holes, and then invites Salena up on the table to join in on the action. The girls repay Guy by teaming up to suck his cock before Julie hops up on Guyís cock as Salena watches and masturbates. Guy finishes himself off with Salena in a couple positions before Julie jerks him off on Salenaís ass. Itís another hot scene that has some very nice chemistry.
Dynamite, who has one of the stupidest names in porn, pleasures herself with her dildo while her husband is gone until she gets a visit from T. J. Cummings, her neighbor down the street. Thankfully Dynamite looks a lot better than one would expect from her name, and has a nice body including all natural tits. T. J. almost immediately replaces Dynamiteís toy, and goes down on Dynamiteís bald beaver. She returns the favor by giving him some nice slow head while he spanks her ass as well as stroking it a little for him. Dynamite turns around for T. J. to mount her from behind, but soon rolls over so her nicely natural tits can jiggle before taking it in her ass. They finish it up with T. J. giving Dynamite an average pop on her tits. Itís a fairly short and very average scene.
Finally, Herschel learns Avaís secret. Ava takes him to Hell and introduces him to her pets Bridgette Kerkove, Nikita Denise, and Trevor, who almost immediately start pleasuring Ava. Bridgette breaks off of Ava to tempt Herschel into pleasure, as Nikita licks Avaís pussy while having Trevor lick hers. Nikita also turns around to give Trevor a little pleasure while Ava licks her pussy, and then lets Trevor fuck hers. Herschel, meanwhile, does Bridgette Kerkove in each of her holes. Finally, both Nikita and Bridgette take their partnerís pops on their tits. Itís a borderline hot scene that has okay chemistry.
Succubus feels like Michael Raven decided to tone down one of his more recent features and make it much more receptive for anybody who wants to box the clown while watching some porn. It has some of the same dark eeriness, yet it takes a turn down the road of stranger supernatural situations and sex rather than the one that shows things like women having miscarriages. The plot is helped out quite a bit by the acting chops of Julie Meadows, who does a great job of playing the fun loving but repressed housewife, Herschel Savage as the highly flawed husband whoís zipper wants to fly apart, and Ava Vincent, as the evil succubus who instigates many of their situations. The sex is done just as well, and nicely travels between warm fuzzy couples sex with Herschel and Julie in the bedroom to dark, raw, back alley sex with Brooke Hunter and a pair of bums in the alley. If you like some nice supernatural darkness with your porn, make sure to check out Succubus.
Extras: Bios are included for Julie Meadows, Ava Vincent, Bridgette Kerkove, and Brooke Hunter. Each bio includes a link to the starís scene, other VCA credits, and a littler personal information. Theyíre nicely done, but unfortunately share some of the stale sameness thatís ruined VCAís main menus.
The photo gallery lasts almost two and a half minutes with seven seconds per photo. Each photo is full screen and looks extremely good. Trailers are included for all three Sopornos movies, which are also by James DiGiorgio, New Wave Hookers 6, Being with Julie Ashton, and the amazing The Devil in Miss Jones 6. Thereís also a virtual tour, internet information, and contact information.
The behind the scenes featurette lasts 26 minutes, with camera work by Britt Morgan, who laughs quite a bit while filming as well as adding a comment here and there, and Jimmy D. Thereís some amusing footage with James giving Herschel crap about getting married as well as a nice deconstruction of the poop shot. Ava Vincent also gives a few tips on things you can notice in adult films. Thereís also some nice footage that focuses on both the scenes and the photos being shot. Thereís even some footage of Ava getting her makeup put on for the final scene. Itís a nicely done behind the scenes that does a good job of feeling like it captures whatís going on all around the set. The main complaint I have about it is that the stars are never identified, which is a great touch for any fans who arenít familiar with some of the stars.
Finally, thereís a full length commentary with director James DiGiorgio and producer Rob Spallone. James and Rob play extremely well of each other, both sounding very Italian, with Rob playing the idiot and James playing the genius. Thereís quite a bit of humor through the entire commentary, and the guys seem to be fairly honest about the talent. Thereís even a surprising mount of darker humor. There arenít many commentaries when you hear the people wondering if the girls can feel the guys in them after being in the business a while. Theyíre just as up front about the guys, and even talk about bringing in stunt dicks. They also talk about some of the technical aspects, such as the lighting, music, and the camera angles. Although the commentary has a lot of the same type of information most other commentaries have, James and Robís style sets it apart very nicely, as well as theyíre not seeming to be afraid of talking about most anything.
Themes: Straight, rimming (male > female), lesbian, group, spanking, anal, DP, inter-racial, masturbation, and toys
Raincoat Factor: Medium
Overall: Currently, Succubus can be found online for between $18 and $27 with a couple stores offering it near the bottom end. Itís a well done movie and DVD thatís easily worth the lower end as well as a couple bucks. Both the plot and sex are well done with a nice looking cast. The DVD is helped out further by having very good technical aspects and extras to round out the package.
Note to VCA: Nice job here, but PLEASE do something about your main menus. After seeing basically the same thing so many times, it makes it look like you donít care with how little you do to change it from DVD to DVD.
Extra Note: I recently received an e-mail from VCA regarding their menus. They decided to use the standardized main menu format after some market research made them think consumers wanted simpler, easy to follow menus, which I can understand. They realize now that although itís a good idea, the execution wasnít the best here and say they are now working to make them much better in their more recent releases. I have to give VCA a lot of credit here. Iíve been very critical of their menus recently, and rather than acting like they canít make a mistake, ignoring it, and going on with business as usual, they tried to clear things up. I think somebody once said that you can tell the character of a person by how they handle their mistakes, not how they handle success, which has always made a lot of sense to me. It also speaks very well for VCA and shows that theyíve still got a lot of the class they were showing a couple years ago.
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