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    Messiah of Evil

    nathaxnne wilhelmina

    nathaxnne wilhelmina ★★★★★

    Like a spaced-out & supremely haunted West Coast, left-shoe drop to Romero's 'Night of the Living Dead', 'Messiah of Evil' is a wholly singular film which occupies a wholly singular era. There is no other film which feels like this: like the whole world has been hollowed-out and made into a barely convincing deathtrap constructed by death itself for those still alive. The Revolution has failed. The Establishment is entirely discredited. All of Western Civilization is a rudderless ghost ship, a…

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    Messiah of Evil

    b3n434

    b3n434 ★★★★★

    Carnivore of Souls.

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    Messiah of Evil

    Hollie Horror

    Hollie Horror ★★★★★

    Messiah of Evil was just oozing atmosphere and was also one of the best-looking horror films I've watched in a while.

    "I EAT them, that's what I do with them," says the Albino truck driver who sent chills down my spine.

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    Messiah of Evil

    Laurie

    Laurie ★★★★★

    Not sure how I'd overlooked this for so long, but I'm so glad to have recently stumbled upon it.
    It was like a Jean Rollin film washed-up in California. Instead of the desolate beaches and deserted chateau's of the old world, Messiah Of Evil conjures up an eerily similar vibe in modern Malibu beach houses and Californian artist colony locales.
    One of the finest American indie horror films of the 1970's

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    Messiah of Evil

    At stores, at the movies, on the road... I constantly feel like I'm surrounded by bad consumers who want me to die. The prophecy was true!

    This may be Jack Fisk(e)'s masterpiece.

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    Messiah of Evil

    Chuck Williamson

    Chuck Williamson ★★★★½

    Atmospheric, unsettling, stunningly photographed—a West Coast twist on Lovecraft that’s structured like a hazily-remembered waking nightmare. Totally blown away by this movie. Consider me a lifelong member of its cult following.

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    Messiah of Evil

    Kodiak

    Kodiak ★★★½

    I feel like I just watched David Lynch direct one of Lana Del Rey’s dreams.

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    Messiah of Evil

    RanchoTuVu

    RanchoTuVu ★★★½

    Someone's twisted idea of an undead cannibalistic cult of the blood moon movie. While "Messiah of Evil" has references to "Night of the Living Dead" it's not clear, at least to me, if the eaters are dead or possessed by a Messiah myth, or both. It might be the intention to make a statement about cults and embed it in a setting that some would refer to as horror, though it's actually more nightmarish than any straight out horror film…

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    Messiah of Evil

    Scumbalina

    Scumbalina ★★★★½

    Velvet Vampire goes Pop Shopping. Too drunk on red vodka cocktails to know it's a zombie movie. What's a zombie movie? figures in the landscape, where the beach is one endless oil painting and Dad's paint cool murals all over the beach house walls. This movie is made out of cinnabar and jade women who shop at supermarkets during the Anti-Christ apocalypse. Dawn of the Dead walking along the beach at night, holding hands with Jean Rollin.

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    Messiah of Evil

    Ira Brooker

    Ira Brooker ★★★★★

    A Wagner-loving albino eating live rats. Royal Dano painted blue. Joy Bang menaced at the movies. Elisha Cook recapping his own birth. Anitra Ford lost in the meat department. Dark strangers emerging from the ocean. A cavalcade of extras bleeding from their eyes.

    Whatever cult following this movie has, it oughta be ten times bigger.

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    Messiah of Evil

    Joe

    Joe ★★★★★

    There's something very fucked up going on in the town of Point Dune, California.

    Keeps threatening to become a conventional and thus relatively boring monster movie but never does, thanks to steady new bits of haunting weirdness and all-around masterful staging, composition, and editing. A forgotten (?) masterpiece!

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    Messiah of Evil

    Stankshadow

    Stankshadow ★★★★

    A slow paced Lovecraftian epistolary about a woman searching for her artist father in the mysterious town of Point Dune.

    It feels like a dream bursting with atmospheric awesomeness and I loved every second of its oddness.

    I would love if this was made into an extremely slow and uneventful video game where I get to walk aimlessly around Point Dune and hitch rides with albinos.

    One of the best things I've seen this year.

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    Messiah of Evil

    🌈matthew🌈

    🌈matthew🌈 ★★★

    I wish I liked this more. Surreal, dreamlike, and full of odd choices, but never really coalesces into anything compelling. The narrative just bounces from incident to incident without ever using a rising structure. Too bad because on paper this film sounds like I would adore it: cults, hippies, Lovecraftian seaside towns, dudes in white suits, throwing up bugs, etc etc etc.

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    Messiah of Evil

    PatrickRipoll

    PatrickRipoll ★★★★½

    The ultimate California horror film. Like Joan Didion's "Slouching Towards Bethlehem" (the whole book, not just the titular essay) as filtered through a cheap 70's grindhouse horror.

    And then filtered again through a random French guy, I suppose.

    Too rough around the edges to achieve the suspense and thrills of the best of the genre, but I don't know of any film with such a dense nightmarish atmosphere. Ralphs, man. THE TEMPLE OF THE DAMNED IS A RALPHS. A

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    Messiah of Evil

    Ian West

    Ian West ★★★★★

    An unsung classic of 70's horror, Messiah of Evil is an unsettling little cinematic nightmare—Ultra eerie, slow burn, art horror that delivers dollops of dread with a thick oozing atmosphere that drives my cinematic senses wild.

    Equal parts Romero's Dead world and Carpenter’s Antonio Bay, by way of Carnival of Souls. I could go more into it but nah, check it out instead! Essential 70's horror, and one of my favorite films of any genre. I adore this movie.


    Some sort of nightmare world.

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    Messiah of Evil

    belial_carboni

    belial_carboni ★★★★

    Creepy, mesmerizing and heavy with atmosphere Messiah of Evi is a beautifully surreal trip through terror. Visually striking it puts you in a trance through every vivid detail and suspensful ambience. The pristine coastal setting, desolate streets and empty stores provide a great setting for this dread filled slow burner. And that movie theatre scene hooeyyy!

    This is just oozing with style and intrigue. The lavish decor, swanky fashion and 70s onslaught were killer. I wanted to jump through the…

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    Messiah of Evil

    In theory this should be incredible. H.P. Lovecraft for a post-hippie world. Art pop turned obscene, and the mythology of the Donner party brings about the apocalypse, but Messiah of Evil can't deliver on what it sets up. 1970s horror films sometimes have this tendency to put the horror on the backburner in favour of composition, colour or horror theories, and that shows up here in a big way. What you have is a beautiful nothing. The colour is magnificent.…

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    Messiah of Evil

    Joe

    Joe ★★★★★

    aka 'Dead People' (really)

    This is my kind of horror movie, full of an airy and spartan sinister energy, set almost entirely in shabby shrines to the urban/suburban dream - roadside gas stations, dirty motels, pretentious art galleries, grocery stores, movie theaters (not to mention that wild art-crammed house - how are you supposed to sleep with a wall-size portrait of Lee Harvey Oswald staring at you?). Trades on that creepy feeling of being somewhere you're not supposed to be after it's closed and abandoned better than any other horror movie I've ever seen. Only this time the thing that's shut down is ... America.

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    Messiah of Evil

    DeepSpace9MM

    DeepSpace9MM ★★★★

    H.P. Lovecraft by way of the art house. A fantastic looking film drenched in atmosphere that is filled with surrealist dread. It ends up being a bit of an uneven experience, but the final product is so bizarre and fascinating that you have to see it through to the very end. Unfortunately, Williard Huyck and Gloria Katz never got to finish the film, as investors pulled their financing. It would be interesting to see how the real final film would differ from the one we got, but I guess we'll never know now will we?