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Meridian (1990)

R | | Horror | Video 13 April 1990
Two American girls are kidnapped in Italy by an evil magician and held captive as sex slaves in a castle where he and his cursed beastman brother live. One of them learns that the brothers can be killed only through seduction.

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Catherine
Malcolm Jamieson ...
Lawrence / Oliver
Charlie Spradling ...
Gina (as Charlie)
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Martha
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Dwarf
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Priest
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Beast
Vito Passeri ...
Adriana
Angelo de Bianchi ...
Lunatic Man
Mohamed Badrsalem ...
Strong Man (as Salem Badr)
Walter Colombaioni ...
Fire Eater
Nashira ...
Belly Dancer
Gianluca Tramboni ...
Boy
Fernando Cerulli ...
Master
Isabella Celani ...
Ghost
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Two American students go to Italy after graduating from art school, one to work in restoration of paintings, the other because she's inherited her father's castle. When the restorer visits her friend at the castle, they invite the players of a traveling sideshow to dinner, and are slipped drugs, leading to an orgy of abandon. The woman who owns the castle keeps having visions of a young woman who has been stabbed in the castle. After talking to her nanny, she finds that the "vision" woman is her father's sister, who was murdered brutally as the consequence of a 15th Century curse put on her family, and that she is the next in line, and the troupe they have entertained is a part of the curse. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Seduced by something less than human. In love with something more. See more »

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Meridian: Kiss of the Beast  »

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Can be viewed streaming on Hulu Plus under the title "The Ravaging." (2016) See more »

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Referenced in Pet Shop (1994) See more »

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saved by Sherilyn
29 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had never heard of this movie but it was included in a box set of horror I found in a bargain bin. Obviously from a VHS copy, the grainy screen added to the films overall aura. Little Red Riding Hood meets Beauty and the Beast is what came to mind. It is an interesting adult themed version of two girls trip To Italy, one to pursue art the other to take possession of an inherited castle. I thought the pace was rather slow and the scenes of love and rather flat, lacking that abandon I look for in love scenes, leaving the story rather cold. But the lush scenery helped make up for the loss of depth in the theme. Sherilyn Flynn made this bearable for me.


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