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Spirits (1990)

R  |   |  Horror  |  1 November 1990 (USA)
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A priest, trying to regain his standing in the church after "falling" and sleeping with a woman, teams with a group of ESP experts to investigate a haunted house. It doesn't help that one of the experts is a beautiful young woman.



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Father Anthony Vicci
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Oliver Darrow ...
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Sister Jillian
Succubus / Mrs. Heron
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Thomas Bentley ...
Henri Picard
Earl Ellis ...
Picard Demon
Jerry Miller ...
Tiffany Million ...
Nun Demon (as Sandra Margot)
Chris Ray ...
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A priest, trying to regain his standing in the church after "falling" and sleeping with a woman, teams with a group of ESP experts to investigate a haunted house. It doesn't help that one of the experts is a beautiful young woman.

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1 November 1990 (USA)  »

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A Maldição Dos Espíritos  »

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Fun and enjoyable cheese-filled haunted house story
25 July 2014 | by (Los Angeles, Ca) – See all my reviews

Attempting to investigate a supposedly haunted house, a psychic and her staff soon come under attack by a group of demons that live in the place and must rely on a priest with knowledge of the demons to stop them.

This is a really enjoyable and absolutely entertaining slice of prime cheese that gets highly enjoyable over time. One of the best facets about it is the utterly contrived plot that still manages to be quite entertaining and enjoyable during it's time due to the remarkable way it keeps the story lines moving along and staying interesting during it's duration. The initial start with the investigation is kept remarkably light and watchable considering the subject matter at hand, as the darkness it goes for is decidedly new and original enough to serve as the backdrop for the central mystery surrounding the house. These scenes, including the many walk-throughs that give us a great glimpse of the setting and how inherently creepy it is, serves as the basic formula for introducing the film's biggest plus, it's series of inherently cheesy and enjoyable hallucination scenes that crop up in this, which are truly fun for their cheesy attitude, rampant sleaze and demented qualities that truly make these scenes so much fun. The nude nun-demons tormenting the priests, the sex dreams with the former residents and all the possession sequences that play as straight-rips from other films that wonder throughout the running time before eventually winding up with the cheese-filled overload of a finale where the original demon manifestation is allowed to take shape and this one really gets a lot of fun. Still, despite all the cheese there's some flaws in this, mainly due to the fact that the film doesn't have a lot of action in here. Despite all the frequent and varied dreams and hallucinations present, this one still tends to waste endless time dissecting and analyzing what's going on without doing anything about it. This leaves the film with long stretches of time where nothing happens, and with the lower body count on display this manages to become quite infuriating if there's not a lot of extraneous action going on. As well, the cheese for some can be quite hit-or-miss with a lot of scenes not really working on more serious-minded individuals with a low tolerance or acceptance for such material that pops up here only due to individual merits rather than what the film does. Otherwise, there's still a lot to like in this one.

Rated R: Graphic Language, Nudity, Language, sex scenes and themes of child incest and rape.

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