Review: The Visitor is Bonkers and Unpredictable

Some movies achieve cult status because they are of high quality and were criminally under seen upon initial release and deserve a much wider audience. Others attain cult status for, well, very different reasons. The Visitor is one of those movies. It is totally bonkers, a mishmash of genres and all kinds of crazy.

Initially released in 1979, Drafthouse Films is giving it a platform release this fall. The cast is nearly as odd and unexpected as the movie itself: a young Lance Henriksen along with Shelly Winters and Glenn Ford and directing legends John Huston (The Maltese Falcon, Treasure of the Sierra Madre) and Sam Peckinpah (The Wild Bunch).

The crazy starts right away. A man on a distant planet tells a tale of a ship with an evil man aboard. The man, a mutant capable of transforming itself and eager to kill, found a hiding place on Earth. He
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