This is the sort of thing I would probably stop on if I were looking for something to watch on cable late at night. I mean, it's not horrible, it's just not that good. You get nods at space horror and Alien, nods at zombies, and they are semi-competently done here, but I can think of dozens of movies that deliver this better.
Not exactly what I expected from an Arrow title. The descript here makes it sounds a lot more exciting than it actually is. What you get is mostly a made-for-tvish drama about poor religious people in the 20s and the logical slip towards craziness that happens when you believe in "adult Santa". I think the problem is in labelling this a true story, took away some of the creativity you could otherwise have had. Donald Sutherland is always fun to watch anyway.
I liked Blood Feast, but this made me 20x happier that I had seen it beforehand. The levels of silly here almost reach Troma and there are so many obviously fake body parts flying left and right! I appreciate that they didn't go for some fake swirly effect when someone got hypnotized, just a wide eyed stare.
That ending is just wild, you got lazer beam eyes shooting people and a loud punk song about a stud pony and a…
It seems like every Michele Soavi film I see just ramps up the greatness. I started with The Church, which I enjoyed, but then I saw The Sect and that just blew it out of the water. Everything I could want in my Italian horror experience, a cult, a satanic baby, random plot choices. Now though, I've seen the ultimate Soavi film! This feels like a leftover gift from my birthday yesterday.