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The Supernaturals (1986)

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Nichelle Nichols is an army sergeant who leads her platoon into the woods of the deep south on a training exercise. Unfortunately, it is the site where a bunch of yankee soldiers murdered a... See full summary »

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Robert V. Barron ...
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Jeremy
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Nichelle Nichols is an army sergeant who leads her platoon into the woods of the deep south on a training exercise. Unfortunately, it is the site where a bunch of yankee soldiers murdered a town of confederates. The corpses of the dead soldiers rise up to wreak revenge. Written by Humberto Amador

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There are strangers in the woods and a century of hatred is about to erupt.

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June 1986 (West Germany)  »

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Ekdikisi apo to parelthon  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Maurice Gibb, who has a cameo appearance in the movie as a Union Soldier, was originally slated to do the score. A cut of the movie with his score is circulating but the released version features that of Robert O. Ragland instead. See more »

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Pvt. Michael Osgood: Some psycho around here likes to whittle.
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"I joined the army to party in Europe."
6 March 2011 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

From the film-maker of "He Knows You're Alone" (1980) "and "Distortions" (1987); Director Armand Mastroianni's generic survival zombie feature "The Supernaturals" has a good concept (army recruits on a training mission in the woods of the Deep South encounter dead confederate soldiers), which isn't entirely realised. In the end it's a passable low-budget, b-grade presentation that's a little too sloppy and uneventful, but is genuinely moody and atmospheric in its backwoods setting. Mastroianni's use of lighting, shadow work and a fog machine, installs some eerie imagery and a few nasty jolts in the back-end. However it really does take its time, before its final payoff --- the characters that you spend a lot of time with aren't particularly an interesting bunch (with some abysmal dialogues too). The scratchy plot doesn't explain all that much about what's going on; it's rather unusual and vague, but this does come off rather daft and cheesy in its on going build-ups. Although it does gradually get better as it goes along. The performances are decent enough (Nichelle Nichols, a pinning Maxwell Caulfield and Talia Balsam) and look out for a cameo by one of the Bee Gees; Maurice Gibb as a Union soldier. At times lousy, ponderous but tautly constructed with some striking visuals and commendable make-up FX when on show.


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