Monday, July 12, 2010

The Reincarnation Of Peter Proud (1975)

3.5 / 5 July '10
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Written by: Max Ehrlich
Actors include: Michael Sarrazin, Jennifer O'Neil, Margot Kidder
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Length: 105 minutes
Banned: Nope

Although this pulled of an entertaining finale it dragged through most of the rest of the film unfortunately because this could have been so much better. Peter Proud is a college professor who keeps having nightmares and flashbacks from a previous life. The more he investigates and digs into the situation he finds that it really was true, he was reincarnation but he was once Proud. Not only that but there is a lot of pressure on him because he is one of the only people on earth who could prove a past life. Things get messy because some of the memories of the past life involve being killed by Margot Kidder. Will he be able to prove or figure out why he died before, or will he get too close? It's actually sort of an interesting mystery, particularly when he starts being romantically involved with his daughter from a previous life and I must say it does go where one might think it wouldn't. It's not a lost classic or anything but those who like '70s horror should probably give this a try.

Availability:  Not on DVD

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