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The Kiss (1988)

R  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Horror  |  14 October 1988 (USA)
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Felice
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Amy
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Brenda
Nicholas Kilbertus ...
Jack
Sabrina Boudot ...
Heather
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Terry
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Gordon Tobin
Céline Lomez ...
Aunt Irene
Dorian Joe Clark ...
T.C
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Abe
Priscilla Mouzakiotis ...
Young Felice
Talya Rubin ...
Young Hilary
Philip Pretten ...
Father
Johanne Harelle ...
Old African Woman
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When Felice and Hillary were children, they were separated to live with other people. Felice went off with a relative who possessed an unusual bloodline which was passed on to Felice via a kiss. Now all grown up, Felice is a jet setting model, while Hillary is happily married to husband Jack with a daughter, Amy. One day, Felice calls Hillary and tells her she needs to pass her bloodline onto another relative. When Hillary is killed after the call, Felice slowly makes her way into the family so she can attempt at pass the bloodline onto Amy. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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14 October 1988 (USA)  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,869,148 (USA)
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[Amy tries to escape, but it is Felice who shoves her to the gate and hold her restraint]
Felice: [raspy voice] It's time, Amy.
Amy: [sobs] What do you want?
Felice: A kiss...
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Decent for what it is
22 January 2012 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

Amy (Meredith Salenger) finds her world turned upside down when her mother is killed in a freak accident. Soon her mother's estranged sister, fashion model Felice (Joanna Pacula), has moved in and begins working her way into the family, starting by seducing dad Jack (Nicholas Kilbertus). Naturally she has ulterior motives as she wants to pass on an ancient African curse via a slimy demon that must be passed from mouth-to-mouth. This Canadian chiller came out during a seemingly endless supply of evil demon women flicks (THE UNHOLY, NIGHT ANGEL, SPELLBINDER, THE GUARDIAN, SATAN'S PRINCESS) and does alright for what it is. You're not going to get a horror classic, but you do get bloody killings, a pulsating medical dummy, a drooling demon cat and Pacula performing rituals naked. The end is particularly over-the-top with the big showdown in the family's pool, complete with hedge trimmer stabbing and a barbecue propane tank flamethrower (only in the movies). Tri-Star barely released this in theaters in October 1988 in the United States, which is odd as they funded a special trailer for it that features a minute or so of "trailer only" footage.


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