Young lovers John and Jenny decide to go for a drive in the countryside one day when they happen upon the remains of a long-abandoned resort spa. After doing some exploring, they find that an elderly couple is still living in the crumbling building. They tell the youngsters that the resort was shut down long ago because it was the headquarters of a satanic cult that performed cannibalistic rituals on unsuspecting visitors, and then invite the pair to stay for dinner. Will John or Jenny make it back to civilization alive? Will anyone believe their story? Written by
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The Soda Spring Spa was actually the Arroyo Del Valle Sanatorium, a treatment center for tuberculosis in Livermore, California which opened in 1918. With TB cases in decline, the sanatorium was closed in 1960 and sat vacant for more than a decade before the movie was filmed. The ruins were cleared in 1999, and Camp Arroyo was constructed on the site. See more »
John only unhooks the first two buttons of his shirt. Suddenly all of the buttons are unfastened. See more »
The finale plays out under the end credits and the film concludes after the credits have ended. The filmmakers later stated the credits were devised as such so viewers would be forced to read them. See more »
I saw this one on late night in the 70's and was absolutely creeped out! I knew I was in for another one of those low-budget cranks...but this is one I remembered and taped off of late night about 9 years ago just so I could have it. I absolutely agree that the director should have at least made one more film like it...heck, maybe not even a horror film at that. Perhaps an action flick or even more innovative for it's time would have been for him to make a post-apocalyptic film which very well could have been a percursor to Mad Max, or even the slew of like films apparently shot in Italy in the early 80's (??)
Definitely could have been better microphone placement, that's my only complaint. Warlock Moon is one of my all-time favs! I like the plot twists too. I remember it kind of took me out there after the middle of Act I and spun it off somewhere I didn't quite expect.
And what a wallop of an ending!!
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