Monday, September 16, 2013

The Thirsting (2007)

Director: Mark Vadik

Writer: Mark Vadik

Composer: Geno Lenardo

Starring: Charlie Beck, Brian Cade, Ron Fitzgerald, Elliott Fredland, Nikki Gahan, Jacqueline Hickel, Rachel Kirchmann, Tina Krause, Doug Lamoreux, Lauren McCarthy, Sydney McGill, Courtney Pahlke, Jason Matthew Palmer, Mickey Rooney, Lauren Ryland, Gary Sugarman

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Possession can be a beautiful thing

Plot: The Thirsting is a derivation of the Lilith myths taken from biblical texts. It centers around the story of a nun, Sister Katherine, who fled to the church seeking comfort from memories of ritualistic abuse as a child in an effort to get her to voluntarily host the spirit of Lilith - Adam's first wife and the mother of all demons. While supervising a senior college retreat, her students, Mary, Clareese, Michelle, Jackie and Tiffany, are given an assignment to research various pagan beliefs and compare them Catholic figures. Despite the efforts of three Arch-Angels (Senoi, Sansenoi and Sammangelof) to warn the girls not to toy with the occult, they do. When the girls accidentally summon Lilith, all hell breaks loose. Lilith attacks them in their dreams, in order to consume their souls, turning their secret desires and memories into deadly nightmares as she twists the girls dreamworld into deadly reality.

My rating: 6/10

Will I watch it again? No.

Part of the Nunsploitation Project (July & August 2013). Click here for more naughty nun insanity!

To look at the IMDb ratings you'd think this was absolute shit.  When nearly half of the 156 votes are a 1 out of 10 you're going to have to discount a lot of that to just being haters.  This movie isn't that bad.  The story was alright, the acting was alright, the score was hit and miss (the song during the lesbian scene (you can hear part of it at the beginning of the trailer) was great and worked very well as did the scene itself) but the payoff was good and there were some nice shots.  It's one of the few horror Nunsploitation pictures out there.

Look, this is only going to work if we all get topless!


 HOLY CRAP!  It's Mickey Rooney!!!

OK so there were a lot of 'nice' shots.  The thing is it wouldn't have taken an awful lot to make this a more mainstream picture with a larger budget and more talent behind the camera to give it a proper look.  Maybe I'm just cheesed because a bunch of people really think this is the worst movie they've ever seen.  I'd like to see what else they're watching because, for me, it's far from it.  By the way, does anyone know what the last line in the film is?  She's got that electronic demon voice and it's really hard to understand.  After a couple of tries I gave up.

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