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The Kiss (1988)

R  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Horror  |  14 October 1988 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Train Station Doctor
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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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Poolside Blues
Music by Larry Williams and Tom Canning
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Entertaining Time Waster
6 July 2013 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

It's 2013, and there's a distinct lack of originality in the horror field at present, what with all the remakes, reboots or re-imaginings.

The Kiss is by no means a classic of the genre but it is a fun way to kill 90 minutes and (shock! horror!) it's original. The ever wonderful Meredith Salenger here is pitch perfect in the lead. (Why she isn't working more is beyond me)

Joanna Pacula is also fabulous as the villainess of the piece. She's sexy, bitchy and suitably over the top. The film has its flaws; namely a god awful puppet kitty scare, but on the whole it has the sleek polish of any 80's studio horror flick. Tri-Star had quite a good track record with horror back then.

Sure it's cheesy but at least it's fun. The Kiss also has some genuine suspense and some good gory thrills here and there.

Big hair, big scares, big effects and big performances make this one stand out a little more than it deserves to. Welcome back to the 80's...

A solid six of out ten.


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