The Last Step Down

Lawrence Ramport, 1970, 70 min.

No one takes The Last Step Down… They have to be pushed

The Last Step Down observes the initiation of several voluptuous young women into a satanic cult.

With it’s zoned out actors and lethargic plot, it is a cynical reaction to the counter-cultural fascination with the occult in the early ’80s, reducing the worship of the Prince of Darkness to a prolonged humping-&-groping session. A shamelessly exploitive entry in the softcore horror genre, unearthed along with several other bizarre and seedy offerings in the recent revival of 1970s grindhouse cinema.