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Prime Evil (1988)

R | | Horror | 1988 (USA)
A coven of devil-worshiping monks living in New York City search for victims for their sacrificial ceremonies.

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William Beckwith ...
Thomas Seaton
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Tim Gail ...
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Jeanne Marie ...
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Iraida Cruz ...
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Roseanna Peterson ...
Alison Deveraux
Cameron Kell ...
Frances Parkman
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Phil Murphy ...
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A coven of devil-worshiping monks living in New York City search for victims for their sacrificial ceremonies.

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surprisingly dull Satanic cult movie
28 June 2005 | by (Upstate New York) – See all my reviews

I watched this as one of the movies in Rhino's Horrible Horrors Vol. 1 box set. While it wasn't entirely horrible, it was pretty poor.

It starts off with some narration (which is absent for the rest of the movie), and a scene of a monk turning Satanist in the 1300s or something like that. Then in the present day, the death of a priest who was secretly a Satanist prompts a nun to go undercover to try to infiltrate the Satanists. She isn't given much to do for most of the movie, though.

There's a young woman who had been abused by her father and a group of child pornographers who plans to get married. Apart from the sexual abuse as a child, she's never had sex. Her grandfather is one of the Satanists and plans to use her in a sacrifice. He would like to take over the group.

There's also the Satanist's goon, who goes about like a slasher killing some people, abducting others. The cinematography and editing and so on aren't incompetent, but the acting and story are pretty lifeless. Surprisingly, there's no nudity. There's not a whole lot of blood, but there is some, and towards the end some people rapidly age or melt, I'm not sure.


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