Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Retribution (1987)

3.5 / 5 Feb '10
Tagline: A Supernatural Nightmare of Unholy Terror.
Directed by: Guy Magar
Written by: Guy Magar, Lee Wasserman
Actors include: Dennis Lipscomb, Leslie Wing, Suzanne Snyder
Genre: Horror, Crime
Length: 107 minutes
Banned: Nope

What this does have going for it are some extremely creative and disgusting deaths (yay) in a revenge style setting. George Miller (Dennis Lipscomb) is a big unlikeable weenie, wussy to the core until his body is invaded by the spirit of a murdered Gangster hell bent on revenge. The thing is, George seems to gain confidence and even a punky whore girlfriend (even though I have no clue why...he's still a loser) since the possession, it actually bodes rather well for him. The only trouble is that he disappears during sleep time when he turns demonic blue with green eyes (or reverse I can't recall) and does some massive gory kills (hooray for us). Too much time is spent on the romantic angle and too much time is spent getting to know George (he sucks...I get it). It's clearly got a rather low budget feeling to it but the effects are where the payoff is. Maybe not one to go out of the way for, but still worthy for B-movie fans and those who like good deaths.

Availability:  On DVD

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