Sunday, October 25, 2015

Superstition (1982)

Director: James W. Roberson

Writers: Galen Thompson, Michael O. Sajbel, Bret Thompson Plate, Brad White

Composer: David Gibney

Starring: James Houghton, Albert Salmi, Lynn Carlin, Larry Pennell, Jacquelyn Hyde, Robert Symonds, Heidi Bohay, Maylo McCaslin, Carole Goldman, Stacy Keach Sr., Kim Marie, Billy Jayne, Johnny Doran, Bennett Liss, Joshua Cadman, John Alderman, Nova Ball, Morgan Strickland, Earl Montgomery, Michael Cornelison, Casey King, Bret Thompson Plate, Orazio Orlando

More info: IMDb

Tagline: You'll believe it just before you die...

Plot:  A witch put to death in 1692 swears vengeance on her persecutors and returns to the present day to punish their descendants.

My rating: 7.5/10

Will I watch it again?  Yes.

Where the hell has this been and why hadn't I heard of this before?  Don't worry about the plot sounding like a dozen other movies you've seen before.  There's nothing new here BUT it is a lot of fun. MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD...YARRRRR!!!!!  The more I watched it the more I got into it.  It's a well-shot flick.  The acting is good, the direction and building of suspense is nice, the pacing, setting, etc..  Then people started dying and in really neat ways.  The gore is very good and there is a lot of it.  Hell, everyone (except for one person I think) dies.  You read that right.  That's a lot of people and just when you think so and so is going to make it?  Nope.  Snuffed out.  It's beautiful  While the basic storyline is cliched, the film strays from the cliche and kills everybody and they die where in other pictures they would live.  I'm really impressed with this Canadian slasher.  I really hope that this picture made money because everyone came together and made a fine flick.  It's not often that I come across an 80s horror flick I've missed that I really enjoy.

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