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A British woman visits her husband at the Mexican mine he is attempting to reopen and discovers that the workers refuse to enter the mine fearing an ancient curse. The couple enter the mine to prove there is no danger and inadvertently release a demon which possess people's left hands and forces them to behave in a suitably diabolical manner. The only way for a possessed person to free themselves from this torment is to cut off their left hand after which it scurries away in search of its next victim. Written by
Sometimes you got to let memories stay in the past...
This is actually the first horror movie that I have any recollection of watching, and I must have been between 6 and 9 years old at the time. This movie and "Poltergeist" were the two movies that started my lifelong romance with the horror genre. I have vivid memories of being scares so much of that crawling hand.
And I have been looking for the movie for about 30 some years or so to revisit it again after all that time. And I happened to find it by pure luck earlier this year, and it took no persuasion or thought whether or not to watch it, as I just went to it immediately.
Sometimes, you just got to let your childhood memories be just exactly that; memories. Man, was I disappointed with this movie seeing it now as an adult.
The effects were horrible. Granted the movie was from 1981, just 6 years after I was born. But still, even for movies back then it was not among the higher scale of effects. Actually, when you watch it today, you just cringe at how they could get away with something like that.
Which leads me to the storyline of "Demonoid: Messenger of Death". Wow! Are you kidding me? The storyline was so silly that it seemed more like a comedy than a horror movie. It was so laughable and simplistic that even a dead guy could have come up with something better than this. The story, in all its simplicity was about a mining company owner who discovered an ancient Mexican relic in one of his mines. And this artifact turned into a crawling hand and was able to possess those it attacked.
But on some level it was fulfilling to have seen it again after about three decades. But I know that I will not be returning to watch it ever again.
And reviewing it as an adult now, with a keen love for cinema and horror, then I am forced to rate "Demonoid: Messenger of Death" an abysmal 3 out of 10 stars. And just imagine, this was the first horror movie I ever saw.
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