This can be a forgettable flick regardless of the formidable abilities of Dennis Hopper and Richard Grieco. They know find out how to swim however how can they save the Titanic?
Nothing works on this film. Story, results, characters… it is all hackneyed, stereotypical, Satan-Meets-the-Church sort of synthetic battle.
It’s arduous to put a finger on anybody specific facet of this movie that doesn’t work as a result of there are such a lot of issues that don’t work in tandem.
Even the music is bizarre — an amalgamation of spooky Gregorian chants, some digital scratchings and base riffs emulating heart-beats, blended with some “Clarinet Blues” from the Balkans, and many others. It is all over, just like the plot line.
However worst of all, each Hopper and Grieco are critically miscast. Particularly watching Hopper is like watching an actor taking part in an actor taking part in a job. It’s that self-conscious a efficiency; that on the floor and contrived. He’s nearly trying out his watch to see if it’s time to go house.
Hopper is actually no Hannibal Lecter on this specific movie. His outbursts that have been alleged to reveal some critical evil find yourself because the whining and protestations of a an artist bored out of his cranium so he finally ends up butchering good wanting younger folks proper and left. All in fact lined with a skinny patina of “metaphysical angst” directed at Mom Mary, Jesus Himself and the Remainder of The Universe.
Reverse him is the Grieco character, an artist priest… You’ll be able to inform the form of actual expertise Grieco has (incredible diction, for instance) however because of incorrect directing, he finally ends up with an over-the-top efficiency that’s painful to look at.
The dangerous man Hopper has butchered up Grieco’s male prostitute brother. So the Grieco character makes it his enterprise to search out the left-handed artist madman. It takes a annoyed artist to search out one other who loves to color with blood.
I am going to simply cease there since I truly don’t want you to commit the error of renting this DVD and watch it. Do not.
A complete disappointment. 1 out of 10.
Go hire the “Exorcist” if you wish to actually see some scary merchandise that pits the Catholic Church towards Evil. Or the “Silence of the Lambs” for those who benefit from the shock of dealing with some actually demented and twisted characters. However not this. That is simply boring.