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1 hour, 40 minutes
Studio Inter Planetary Productions, Polygram, United Artists
More info on IMDb.com
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|Genre: Horror, Occult, Supernatural, Murder, Religion, Devil, Suspense, Disturbing|
Tagline: A gruesome secret, protected for generations, rises to give its...
Plot: Shortly after marrying a member of a weird sect, a young woman finds herself widowed when her husband is brutally murdered. Then, she too becomes the object of the religious group's deadly wrath.
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Competently done early effort from Craven keeps your interest okay and has some decent moments of suspense but its biggest fault has to be the fact that it's a tad too slow going for my liking. ... A curious effort with a so-so shock ending...
Over all, however, the flick is forgettable. The score by James Horner is a ludicrous imitation of Jerry Goldsmith's soundtrack for "The Omen" and the ending is way too busy and overplotted to make a whole lot of sense.
No good scares and the directing and acting wasn't too bad. ... One of Wes Craven's smaller, more underrated films. Decent slasher. Worth a rent if you're looking for something. 5/10
--FrighT MasteR (UHM)
|One of Wes Craven's best films, an oddball but often scary thriller mixing elements from religious, slasher, snake, spider and monster flicks. Original storytelling method, several shocks, tense scenes and a great cast makes this pleasant horror-film viewing but it's not for everyone and it's marred by some stuff that don't make sense, including a bad, out-of-place twist ending. |