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A Descent into Hell: Angel Heart (1987) – A 30th Anniversary Retrospective

15 March 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Written and directed by British maverick filmmaker Alan Parker and adapted from the novel Falling Angel by William Hjortsberg, Angel Heart is a mystery pastiche of hardboiled film noir and psychological supernatural occult horror, a hybrid of Chandler-esque detective story… Continue Reading →

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- Dave J. Wilson

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‘Angel Heart’: Hell Hath No Fury Like the Devil Scorned

6 March 2017 9:16 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Today, March 6th, Sir Alan Parker‘s Angel Heart turns thirty, thus creating a golden opportunity for yet another appreciation of what was considered by many an over-stylized satanic shock-fest back in the 80s but has since revealed itself to be, in this writer’s humble opinion, one of the best psychological horrors in the history of American cinema. Read our take on it, though a disclaimer should be made for those who have yet to watch Parker’s mercilessly dark and sinister masterpiece: as the film depends to some extent on the gradual reveal of the mystery central to its narrative – the many elements of which shall be discussed in the following piece – the best way to experience it is with as little insight as possible, and only then compare your view with ours. This is due to the fact that Angel Heart boasts one of the great twists of 1980s, »

- The Film Stage

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