mennomail’s review published on Letterboxd:
Finally saw this one, that I somehow always mix up with The Serpent and the Rainbow. But this is a totally different film. Sam Neil is great in this mix-up of Stephen King meets Lovecraft.
I like it a lot, although it is not perfect. My main concern is that the film starts to get boring in the third act. It has a great build up, it looks awesome, it has great practical effects (and some very outdated CGI) and two or three very scary scenes (the dude on the bike: fucking hell!).
But well, yeah, the script is a bit shaky. I also thought Julie Carmen is not a good actress.
But hey, this is John Carpenter and he's having a ball. Go crazy and forget the flaws and then you have an amazing time. I did!