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Prime Evil (1988)

 -  Horror  -  1988 (USA)
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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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William Beckwith ...
Thomas Seaton
Christine Moore ...
Alexandra Parkman
Mavis Harris ...
Max Jacobs ...
George Parkman
Tim Gail ...
Bill King
George Krause ...
Ben
Ruth Collins ...
Cathy
Amy Brentano ...
Brett
Jeanne Marie ...
Judy
Gary Warner ...
Detective Dann Carr
Iraida Cruz ...
Mrs. Quinto
Roseanna Peterson ...
Alison Deveraux
Cameron Kell ...
Frances Parkman
Nicole Sislian ...
Tina
Phil Murphy ...
Bishop McCabe
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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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Give The Devil His Due....
21 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm somewhat surprised by the bad reviews here; only in that I would GUESS someone who took the time to WATCH "Prime Evil" might well LIKE "Prime Evil." But there you go.

I think the film is somewhat better than that. Findley's film is clearly meant to be absurd and is mostly played for laughs. A good portion, if not all, of the silly humor works. William Beckwith is certainly game as a the head bad guy, and Christine Moore is a winning presence who helps you hang in there to the end.

Therein lies the problem, the film wears out it's welcome by about half an hour, and the comic cops who bring up the rear are more tiresome than amusing. Maybe Findley though She needed a lot of padding between the knockers and stage blood, but the film overplays it's hand.

Again, a lot of this plays like a parody of the devil worshiping cult film that goes way back to "The Black Cat", and if your into this kind of stuff at all you might enjoy "Prime Evil."


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