FantasticFest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action movies from all around the world. Here's a list of some of our favorite movies at FantasticFest.
This spaghetti horror's storyline revolves around a former hooker (Grandi) running a successful men's magazine. An obsessed admirer systematically slaughters her models (occasionally ... See full summary »
A photographer and his models go to an old, abandoned castle to shoot some sexy covers for horror novels. Unbeknownst to them, the castle is inhabited by a lunatic who believes himself to ... See full summary »
In Africa, a hunter kills a great lion. The animal turns out to be sacred to a local tribe of voodoo worshipers, and when the hunter returns to England, he finds himself seeing strange ... See full summary »
A "Leatherface" type murderer who wears other people's faces, kills at an all-night horrorthon at an old theatre put on by a bunch of film students. Maggie, the lead character, believes ... See full summary »
In Spain, Leon is born on Christmas day to a mute servant girl who was raped by a beggar. His mother dies giving birth and he is looked after by Don Alfredo. As a child Leon becomes a ... See full summary »
During a secretive business trip away, Mark learns that his wife Anna is growing restless in what he believed was their happy marriage. Upon his return home, he learns from her that she ... See full summary »
I have to say at the outset that I have a major complaint about the DVD for this film by Image Entertainment. Like other Image DVDs, this one has no closed captions nor does it have DVD captions. Considering that there are a lot of thick British and Jamaican accents in the film and I am slightly hard of hearing, it was frustrating watching NAKED EVIL. I understand that it costs money to caption films, but still think it unfair to make customers struggle to follow everything being said in the film. Had this been on an older videotape I could understand but not with a DVD that was released long after captioning became the norm.
NAKED EVIL is packaged along with EXORCISM AT MIDNIGHT--which is essentially the same film but with a few added goofy special effects. Considering how similar they both are, I doubt if you'll want to watch them both. And, oddly, they do not have separate entries on IMDb.
The film begins with two Jamaican gangs in the UK fighting each other. By mistake, an Obi (a bottle filled with graveyard earth) is broken--releasing a demon that makes people kill themselves in dramatic ways. The police are assisted by Father Goodman and headmaster Mr. Benson in their investigation. Naturally, all kinds of scary crap occurs until you reach the stirring conclusion.
Overall, despite reasonably good production values, a rather dull story that never seemed to involve me. I wanted to like this film a lot more than I did--after all, it's about voodoo! But, unfortunately it's just a chore to watch.
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