Saturday, October 1, 2016

31 Days of Horror #1 --- The Visitor (1979) **


What a way to kick off Halloween 2016 with the whacked out 1979 film The Visitor.  Be warned the movie makes no sense, it's a baffling mixture of The Omen, The Birds, and Close Encounters.  But, who cares?  You get an out of this world cast including Lance Hendricksen, John Huston, Glenn Ford, Mel Ferrer, Shelley Winters, and Sam Peckinpah!  The story involves an evil child being manipulated by aliens, while some good aliens try to stop her.  Filmed in Atlanta and directed by an all Italian crew, there are some jaw dropping sequences.  Prepare for multiple hawk attacks, a zany soundtrack, the worse birthday party ever, baffling dialogue, astrological warfare, ice skating, and even a cameo by Jesus himself. If that doesn't sell it, I don't know what will. The Visitor must be seen to be believed.  The DVD has some great extras, including an off the wall interview with Hendricksen.  



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