Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE TOUCH OF SATAN   Rewatch 
July 14, 2022 1:03 AM - Season 9, Episode 8 - Subscribe

Rewatch! A bit of a sleeper, it's the story of a young drifter who falls in love with a lady he meets by a lake who tells him, "this is where the fish lives." Being kind of dim, he immediately falls in love with her, and, surprise!, she's a Satan follower. Not in the sense of being a cultist, she just sort of "is" one. The fish does not appear to enter into it. She's over a hundred but looks young; her murderous sister is over a hundred and looks older. There's a couple of people they stay with who I think also have the mangoat on their contact lists, although in an even more vague way than the knower of fish residence. An odd movie. Previously.
posted by JHarris (12 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
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posted by JHarris at 1:05 AM on July 14

This is one of the most 1970s movies they ever did. (See also: Laserblast)
posted by wittgenstein at 7:07 AM on July 14 [2 favorites]

I credit this movie for steering me away from a life toiling in desperation on a walnut ranch. I was too young to get in on the pecan farming bubble, though.

Those walnuts are just TEARING through the hay!
posted by AndrewInDC at 8:49 AM on July 14 [2 favorites]

Now, who could it be? Could it be ...Satan?
posted by StarkRoads at 9:22 AM on July 14 [1 favorite]

"This is where the fish lives."
"You're kind of an idiot, aren't you?"
posted by Saxon Kane at 10:16 AM on July 14 [2 favorites]

I've said "za" in better FanFare posts than this.
posted by AndrewInDC at 10:24 AM on July 14 [3 favorites]

Stop it.
posted by Saxon Kane at 11:07 AM on July 14 [1 favorite]

Anyone else hungry for CARNATION ICE CREAM?
posted by Servo5678 at 11:55 AM on July 14 [1 favorite]

Stop it!
posted by Saxon Kane at 12:37 PM on July 14 [1 favorite]

I sure love the Yelling Channel!
posted by JHarris at 6:47 PM on July 14

Metafilter: This is where the fish lives.
posted by mmoncur at 7:55 PM on July 14 [2 favorites]

Okay, I have a question. Who were the two old people that witch lady and murder grandma live with? The ones who own the walnut farm? At first they seem to be witch lady's parents, but when it turns out she's over 120 that explanation dissipates like the morning dew. So then, who are they? Are they also people with "the devil in their soul?" How does that work, anyway?
posted by JHarris at 8:51 AM on July 16

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