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Black Scorpion (film)

For the 1957 film about giant scorpions, see The Black Scorpion (film).
Black Scorpion
DVD cover
Directed by Jonathan Winfrey
Produced by Mike Elliott
Written by Craig J. Nevius
Starring Joan Severance
Bruce Abbott
Garrett Morris
Music by Kevin Kiner
Cinematography Geoff George
Editing by Tom Petersen
Gwyneth Gibby
Distributed by Showtime
Release date(s) August 12, 1995
Running time 90 min.
Country United States
Language English

Black Scorpion is a 1995 comedy-action film starring Joan Severance as the eponymous costumed crime fighter. Roger Corman was the executive producer, and it was originally released on the Showtime cable network as part of the Roger Corman Presents series.

The film concerns the comic book style adventures of Darcy Walker, a police detective whose secret identity is the Black Scorpion, a superhero vigilante for justice. The Black Scorpion does not have any actual super powers but, like Batman, she fights evildoers with a combination of martial arts, great agility and strength, and many technological devices, including a high powered, specially equipped car. And like the Batman TV series of the 1960s, Black Scorpion is a work of camp, using deliberately exaggerated and unrealistic characters and events to comic effect.

Black Scorpion was followed by a 1997 sequel, Black Scorpion II: Aftershock. In 2001, the Sci-Fi Channel aired a Black Scorpion TV series that starred Michelle Lintel in the title role.

Black Scorpion was turned into a comic book, published digitally exclusively through Devil's Due Digital.


External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • AllRovi
  • comic book from Devil's Due Digital.
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