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Specters (1987)
"Spettri" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Horror  |  24 April 1987 (Italy)
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Archeology professor and his assistants discover a forgotten tomb under Rome. By the time they translate the warnings inscribed on the stones surrounding it and gather that ancient maleficent spirits are imprisoned there it may be too late. Written by Anonymous

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Written by P.I. Germini - A. Cicco
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Even Donald Pleasance couldn't save this
14 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Throughout the 1960s, 70s and 80s, the Italian film industry was putting out some great Horror films. From 'Black Sunday' to 'Phenomena,' the genre was on fire. This of course was also the case here in the States. Unfortunately, Horror in Italy would suffer a similar fate. Not only were so many being churned out, but the quality started to take a dive. There are some like 'Ghosthouse' and 'Hell of the Living Dead, that are cheesy fun. Then there are those like this dud, which deserve to be forgotten.

Pros: Some of the actors do OK. Fantastic score. Great locations. Pretty good special effects. A few effective shocks. Pace finally picks up in the final act.

Cons: Lacking in plot. Makes very little sense. Underdeveloped characters. Some actors phone it in, even the great Donald Pleasance. First two thirds are very slow. Some of the dubbing is poor. Nothing you haven't seen before. Mostly forgettable.

Final thoughts: The trailer for this film actually makes it look interesting. Actually, 'Specters' has a lot of the right ingredients to make a fun Italian shocker. However, the outcome is a seriously flawed effort with little to offer. The fact that four writers worked on the script is rarely a good sign.

My rating: 1.5/5


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