Makes you question every life choice that brought you here but also entertains you, so whatever. One observation that might be obvious to those well-versed in cheesy American actioners: Lundren can't act and Van Damme really fucking CAN.
This has been on my radar since downloading a clip from badmovies dot org at age 16. We only had dial-up at the time, so it took an entire day to get 30 seconds of the parade rehearsal rampage, which was: A. totally bonkers and B. not nearly as cool as the Cemetery Man clip I downloaded the week before.
10-odd years later, and my dad mentions seeing this on TV and getting a kick out of it. So I'm…
"During the witchcraft era it was dangerous to be old and ugly, but it was not safe to be young and pretty either."
Essentially a movie about the difficulty of being a woman in the presence of men. The most illuminating sequence begins with a heartbroken woman exclaiming that her husband's sickness must have been caused by witchcraft. Multiple women are brought in, tortured, and forced to make fictional confessions to religious authorities. Eventually, the blame rides all the way…
"I'm dead, Dan. Please bury me."
I've been waiting to watch this movie for almost a decade (ever since spotting it on the Video Nasties list), but I was sure it would disappoint.
This is not the slow-moving, dialogue-heavy, been-dere-done-dat zombie movie some reviewers have suggested it is. This is an incredibly atmospheric, EC Comics-inspired, genuinely scary late-nite hide-under-the-covers creepfest featuring incredible gore effects by Stan Winston and two great performances from James Farentino and Jack Albertson.