Directed by Damiano Damiani. Written by Tommy Lee Wallace, based on Hanz Holzer’s book. Starring James Olsen, Burt Young, Rutanya Alda, Diane Franklin, Jack Magner, Andrew Prine, Erika Kratz, Brent Kratz, Leonardo Cimino and Moses Gunn.
Plot: a family moves into a new home, only to find that it is somehow possessing their teenage son
Okay. So, I’m gonna tell you more than you need to know about this movie. I’m warning you now. Sonny (Manger) has an unusual relationship with his sister, Patricia (Franklin) even before becoming possessed. After he becomes possessed, their odd behavior goes from staring to sharing in a matter of seconds. Their clothes come off and they sleep together. And Patricia, who isn’t supposed to be possessed, admits to Sonny that she enjoyed sleeping with him and doesn’t regret it.
This movie made us very uncomfortable. Especially DJ who said, “On a scale of 1 to incest, this was incest.” And he wouldn’t give it boob shots because they were incest boobs and he didn’t like that.
But even though the second half of the movie seemed a bit different than the first half, we kinda dug it when it wasn’t being incestuous. We were highly impressed with the effects for the time and it had impressive rules and terrific acting considering the subject manner. So, we recommend.
Our score: 57.