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The Eighteenth Angel (1997)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  6 December 1997 (Japan)
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Mythology and religious dogma are slowly revealed when an attractive young woman is approached by a modeling agency that pulls her into an underworld of priests that are not Christian but rather want to resurrect Satan by collecting the souls of 18 beautiful children. Written by Abby Rexroth

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The Crow Flies, The Clock Strikes And the Devil is Due.


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Rated R for horror violence and gore | See all certifications »
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Though shot for a theatrical release, the film made its debut on the Starz! network. See more »

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The producers gratefully acknowledge The City and Town Hall of Formello, Italy The Sorbo Monastery, Italy See more »

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References Eyes Without a Face (1960) See more »

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Rather far below par 'horror' flick
10 August 2002 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland) – See all my reviews

The Eighteenth Angel is, at best, a very below par 'horror' film. I say this because, it's just not horrific. The storyline is essentially a standard 'evil cultists wish to summon Satan to Earth' type thing, something which has, to be honest, been done many times before. In addition, the cast, even the normally entertaining Cook, do nothing to raise the believeability level of this sad little film. The end result is that you find yourself A) Laughing at the film for it's flaws, and B) Not even giving a damn for the characters, neither of which should be results of watching a 'good' horror film (Check out Ring or Nightmare on Elm St.). So while this film does have many flaws, it's biggest letdown is that it is simply not scary, and what more should you be looking for in a horror film. In short, don't see it unless you're a big Cook fan.


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