The Mephisto Effect is a good, straightforward heroine movie from Hawk Heroines. Starring the cute and sexy Cali Logan, the movie features the humor we’ve come to expect from the makers of the Slayer Paris series, and a couple of extended beat-down scenes that should please fans of heroine peril films.
The Mephisto Effect begins with something I don’t think I’ve ever seen in a heroine film before: a superheroine with a massive hangover. Cali Logan wakes up on her couch to the sound of a ringing telephone. She half-consciously reaches over and knocks down several empty beer cans. This is actually pretty funny (although the record-scratching effect is a bit of a cliche). Anyway, this is how we’re introduced to our superheroine, Powerhawk.
While trying to wake up, Powerhawk suddenly has flashbacks of her previous adventure with her mentor, Demonhawk. During this extended flashback (which comprises almost the first half of the video), we’re introduced to the main villain, Mephisto, and his strange weapon that shoots out a beam of energy that incapacitates Demonhawk. When Cali Logan’s Powerhawk tries to run to help out her partner, Mephisto shoots out a beam of energy that creates a Star Trek-like force field, restraining Powerhawk behind an invisible wall. Powerhawk is helpless, and can only watch as Mephisto beats down her mentor.
This results in some hilarious line readings from Cali Logan. I don’t know if she’s simply not a very good actress or if she intentionally chose an incredibly campy acting style, but either way, it’s very funny to hear her say, “Get her hands off of her, you bastard!” I really loved Cali Logan’s delivery of these lines.
The makers of the Hawk Heroines and Slayer Paris films have an obsession with breasts and breast fondling. Now, there’s nothing wrong with that. Breasts are terrific. But each movie seems to feature an extended scene of breast fondling that serves as the centerpiece of the heroine’s torture. So if that’s your thing, you should be very, very happy with this film, as this flashback features three full minutes of Demonhawk having her breasts fondled by the bad guy. To me, this is too much of a good thing, but who am I to say?
The flashback ends, and Powerhawk receives a phone call saying she’s needed to stop a bank robbery (or something). This leads to a nice scene of Cali Logan changing into her superheroine outfit, full frontal nudity and all. (Although I do wonder why she takes so long to change outfits if there’s a bank robbery in progress).
Mephisto shows up in Powerhawk’s living room, and the two engage in battle. This fight scene lasts for the remainder of the film’s running time. Initially, Powerhawk manhandles the villain, punching and kicking him easily. But Mephisto whips out his strange weapon and shoots an energy beam at Powerhawk. I assume this is the titular “Mephisto Effect.” How does it work? Well, Mephisto explains it quite well: “With this (weapon)… I can stimulate your pain and pleasure receptors beyond your wildest imagination!”
Having stimulated Cali Logan’s pain and pleasure receptors beyond her wildest imagination, Mephisto begins the beating and torturing of Powerhawk, which lasts a really long time and features a little bit of everything. Face punching, slapping, belly punching, kicking, choking, fondling, spanking, hair pulling, foot massaging (?), verbal taunting, etc.
Finally, Mephisto shoves Cali Logan (I mean Powerhawk) against the wall, for another extended session of… breast fondling. This goes on for a while, and if you enjoy it, you’ll get your money’s worth here. The movie ends with the promise of a sexual encounter between Powerhawk and Mephisto, with the villain leading out heroine to “a more comfortable location.” We don’t see this encounter… this isn’t Dominated Heroines, after all.
I enjoyed “The Mephisto Effect” for its acting, particularly Cali Logan, although the actor playing the main villain is actually very good too. The scenes featuring Natalie Minx as Demonhawk are brief, and the main focus on the film is on the beat down of Cali Logan’s Powerhawk, and those scenes are pretty good. With these films, you never seem to get exactly what you want, and there are a few changes I would personally make. I think some scenes are too long, for example, but there are enough good qualities about “The Mephisto Effect” to justify the purchase price. I give it a B+.
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