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Evil Altar (1988)

R | | Horror | 27 July 1989 (USA)
In the small town of Red Rock, a devil-worshipping cult, in league with the local sheriff, kidnaps victims for sacrifice.

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In the small town of Red Rock, a devil-worshipping cult, in league with the local sheriff, kidnaps victims for sacrifice.

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There is a border between good and evil... This town is on the edge of hell.

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27 July 1989 (USA)  »

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Altar do Diabo  »

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[To the Sheriff.]
Reed Weller: I gave you this badge. You belong to me like this city, too. Nobody can ever get out from a contract with Reed Weller. Don't ever forget this!
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Just kind of there
18 October 2009 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

Satanist Reed Weller (William Smith) need to get 103 children for sacrifice (the last one must be a virgin) so that he can become immortal. Trouble starts when Teri (Theresa Cooney) accidentally shoots and kills Weller's kidnapping henchman while hunting with her dad. D'oh! And he was so close as he was on body no. 102. But, since this is an 80s horror movie, it doesn't matter as Weller resurrects his helper and decides Teri will be the final sacrifice. This really drops the ball in terms of 80s horror as you have very little gore and no nudity. It actually reminds me of one of those cheap horror novels you would buy back in the day with a myriad of small town characters running around and somehow it all comes together. This was co-writer Brent Friedman's first screenplay and he went on to do quite a few horror films including the superior SYNGENOR, THE RESURRECTED, NECRONOMICON and TICKS. Superchin Robert Z'Dar is the small town sheriff under Smith's control and their scenes together seem to be a battle of who can deliver the raspier voice. Smith wins, we lose.


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