Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Nigel Bennett, Barbara Billingsley, Patrick Brymer, Michael Caruana, Woody Harrelson
Director: Carl Schenkel
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Tao of Netflix | Washington, DC | 10/31/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This felt like a low-budget and poorly aged version of a Lifetime horror flick. I understand this may have been originally aired as a TV show and, if it was, it certainly seems so. I have a hard time relating to horror films from this period, at least anything other than movies clearly established as classics (e.g., Halloween, Friday the 13th 1-2, etc.). There's just something so annoyingly banal about this era - horrible hair, bland story concepts, annoying music, etc - that it must be extra good to be enjoyable. This isn't. The story is completely and painfully predictable, the acting slow, and the film quality awful. Halloween looks far better. Just nothing redeeming about this one. Its not that its terrible, it isnt. Its just not interesting."
Bob Ashley | 04/01/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"PLOT: a young couple, hoping to escape the troubles of everyday life, move into a farmhouse on an isolated island. Soon, however, they discover that their neighbors are members of a Satan-worshipping cult...and they're the next human sacrifices.
MY REVIEW: I picked this up a store for [...], not expecting a whole lot. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that this is actually a really well crafted horror film! the acting was top-notch, there was a sense of creepiness and unease throughout, and there was a lot of suspense. I enjoyed the appearance of Woody Harrelson as the ill-fated Slater. I was also surprised to see Barbara Billingsley as one of the cult members. Who'd a thought that Mrs. Cleaver would turn out to be a murderous devil worhipper? The only complaint I have is that the pace dragged a little at parts, but it wasn't much of a problem. Anyway, if you're looking for a good old fashioned creepy horror movie, definately pick this up.
ACTING: Pamela Sue Martin was believable and likable as Mrs. Lebon. Tim Matheson won me over as Mr. Lebon, he put on a really good show. Barbara Billingsley really creeped me out as Beatrice. Brrrr. Woody Harrelson was a hoot to watch as Slater. He put in a good performance.
GORE: none. this film relies on the atmosphere, which is a good thing in my book.