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Headhunter (1988)

 -  Horror  -  17 October 1989 (USA)
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Katherine Hall
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Pete Giullani
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Captain Ted Calvin
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Denise Giullani
John Fatooh ...
Roger(Headhunter)
Gordon Mulholland ...
Prof. Robert Sinclair
Sam Williams ...
Samuel Juru
Helena Kriel ...
Murphy
Ted Le Plat ...
Detective Haynes
John Barrett ...
Detective #2
Frank Notaro ...
Store Clerk
Jim Neill ...
Bartender
Isaac Albert ...
Maniac
Robert La Thom ...
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Al Roberts ...
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A Miami cop finds out his wife has a female lover, and he begins to have an affair with his female partner. Meanwhile, a voodoo demon from Africa arrives among Miami's Nigerian community and begins decapitating some people and possessing others--including the cop's wife. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Highlander: The Demon from Africa
10 October 2010 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

Detectives Katherine Hall (Kay Lenz) and Pete Giullani (Wayne Crawford) are investigating a bizarre series of beheadings in Miami. With Christopher Lambert nowhere to be seen, they focus on a small community of Nigerian immigrants who believe they are being haunted by a vengeful spirit from their homeland. Before you can say THE BELIEVERS, our heroes find themselves targets and their personal lives attacked. This is a pretty average 80s horror flick that loses points for being boring. It is too bad because director Francis Schaeffer stages some effective scenes (all of the kill scenes are well done), but then bungles the human drama. The end has Crawford chasing the main beast - that looks kind of like Rawhead Rex - around a tiny backyard with a chainsaw. The movie needed more crazy stuff like this, and less stuff like Crawford arguing with his wife. The film ends with Headhunter being resurrected back in Africa, but no sequel arrived.


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