Wednesday, August 24, 2011
It Came From Netflix:Fear No Evil(1981)
You'd think in my years of watching movies, I wouldn't be duped into thinking just because a box cover looks awesome means the movie will be just as good, if not better. Well, double dumbass on me for thinking that thought about this film directed by Frank LaLoggia.
In upstate New York, Andrew is a brilliant teenage boy who does well in school but does not get along with his peers. His parents are frightened of him because he has exhibited disturbing behavior ever since he was born. When he starts having problems at school, people start dying. It turns out Andrew is Lucifer reincarnated and apparently doesn't know it. His old woman neighbor and his high school crush discover they are archangels on a mission to stop him.
That's pretty much it...sounds linear, right? HELL NO!!!! What does this movie want to be? Carrie?, The Omen?, Monty Python and the Holy Grail?, The Church?, Night of the Living Dead? This movie is not only extremely incoherent and poorly acted, but disturbing in the bad way. I don't mean the famous shower scene, that doesn't bother me. But there are two other scenes involving a baptism and a dog that made me cringe with discomfort.
In addition, I was expecting a teenage revenge horror film not this cinematic drivel. I understand this movie came out in the early-80s and one can expect flaws but not potholes like this one. But at least the late 70s/early 80s soundtrack featuring The Ramones(A DBH favorite), Sex Pistols, and the Talking Heads almost make up for this abomination!