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Demonoid: Messenger of Death (1981)

R | | Horror | June 1981 (USA)
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... See full summary »

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(as Alfredo Zacarias)

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Jennifer Baines
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Father Cunningham
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Mark Baines (as Roy Cameron Jenson)
Narciso Busquets ...
Dr. Julian Rivkin
Erika Carlsson ...
Nurse Morgan
Lew Saunders ...
Sgt. Leo Matson
José Chávez ...
Pepe (as Jose Chavez Trowe)
Ted White ...
Frankie
Haji ...
Angela (as Hajo Catton)
George Soviak ...
Sgt. Needham
Whitey Hughes ...
Gambler
Al Jones ...
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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 R Lindsay

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Up from the depths of hell comes the ultimate horror!

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Demonoid: Messenger of Death!  »

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Alfredo Zacarías initially wanted Roger Corman to pick this film up for a theatrical release, but ultimately decided to distribute this movie himself. See more »

Goofs

(around 33 min) The mine owners death a crew member or fire crew can be seen briefly crossing the burning hut from right to left. See more »

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Sergeant Leo Matson: You either cut off my hand, or I'll kill you!
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I gotta "hand" it to you,...
28 August 2008 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

...there's not much point in watching "Demonoid: Messenger of Death". Had they gone deeper into the history of how the first hand became a killer hand, maybe the movie would have been better. But just showing one scene of a cult, and then showing a husband and wife going into a Mexican mine and finding the remains of a temple, thereby releasing an evil hand? Not good enough.

Anyway, this isn't the worst movie (it's easily more interesting than "Baryshnya-Krestyanka" or "Everyone Says I Love You"). But they could have easily developed it further. I suspect that Samantha Eggar and Stuart Whitman don't try to stress this on their resumes. Pretty lame.


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