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Members of a family succumb to the hypnotic spell of the Shaman as he searches for the one to inherit his powers.Only Paul is able to resist these forces of evil.However his desperate struggles lead him to oppose his best friend,the appointed successor."The Shaman" has to be one of the worst horror movies I have ever seen.The acting is completely awful and the script is beyond abysmal.The film is extremely obscure,but even undemanding lovers of trash cinema will be disappointed.A couple of bloody knife killings can't save this stupid mess.Avoid this piece of trash like the plague-you'll thank me later.My rating:2 out of 10 and that's being generous.Highly unrecommended.
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Hooo-boy....THE SHAMAN. Yep. Okay...where do I start? There are SO MANY
directions of completely hopeless ineptitude to be addressed here that
it becomes difficult to dissect this steaming dish of fetid exudation
for critical analysis. I suppose my first thrashing should be upon the
actors, easily among the worst I've ever seen. EVERY line of the film
is delivered without motivation by EVERYONE in the cast, many of them
forgetting what they're supposed to say and stumbling over their words.
Then there's the basic premise...or, rather, the absence of one.
Somewhere along the way, it vaguely seems to involve a rural
residential neighborhood being stalked by a tall guy in a trenchcoat.
He aggrandizes ceaselessly about his awesome supernatural powers(and
we'll just have to take his word for it...we see nothing of the sort)
He also garbles-on about how he needs to find a "successor", and for
this honor he chooses some random loser, God only knows for what
reason. Before long, he appears to possibly have a few people under
some kind of mind control...unless the acting just seemed unusually
stilted at this point. I dunno. Then, During the last 15 minutes(which
feels like years), people just run around from house to house pushing
each other and breaking things, trying in feeble desperation to create
an atmosphere of chaos and distress.
So...this is easily THE worst I've seen in quite a while, and will likely remain so. Cast includes Michael Conforti, now a writer for the long-running soap GENERAL HOSPITAL. The late Leonard Tepper(remember him?)is also featured.
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