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Eternal Evil (1985)

The Blue Man (original title)
R | | Horror | 1 May 1988 (USA)
A dissatisfied Montreal director of TV commercials is taught to astrally project himself by a mysterious woman. But soon he finds that he does it against his will when he sleeps, and while ... See full summary »

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George Mihalka
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Winston Rekert Winston Rekert ... Paul Sharpe
Karen Black ... Janus
John Novak ... Kauffman
Patty Talbot Patty Talbot ... Jennifer Sharpe
Vlasta Vrana ... Scott
Andrew Bednarski ... Matthew Sharpe
Bronwen Booth ... Isis (as Bronwén Booth)
Tom Rack Tom Rack ... Dr. Meister
Joanne Côté Joanne Côté ... Helen
Philip Spensley Philip Spensley ... Bill Pearson
Ron Lea ... Mick
Len Watt Len Watt ... Dr. Morton
Michael Sinelnikoff ... William Duval
Lois Maxwell ... Monica Duval
Anthony Sherwood ... Jensen (as Tony Sherwood)
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A dissatisfied Montreal director of TV commercials is taught to astrally project himself by a mysterious woman. But soon he finds that he does it against his will when he sleeps, and while he does it, he commits savage acts against those in his life. Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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These crimes will stain his soul.

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Horror

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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eternal Evil See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Not too many horror films about astral projection out there...
15 October 2011 | by Vomitron_GSee all my reviews

A Canadian production brought to us by the man who previously gave us the '80s slasher favorite "My Bloody Valentine". As a director, George Mihalka is an interesting fellow, especially when you take a look at his choice of projects during the '80s. He really caught my interest some years ago after having seen his offbeat & eerie hostage thriller/drama "Hostile Takeover" aka "Office Party" (1988). "Eternal Evil" - which may not be the best of aka-titles possible to slap on this production, although "The Blue Man" just sounds too silly - is yet again an interested effort not at all lacking a sense of originality. It deals with a burned-out TV-director who, after having met the mysterious dancer Janus (Karen Black), learns to control the powers of astral projection. 'To control' might be a bit overstating things, as events turn for the worse and people from his circle of acquaintances start dying unnatural deaths. A detective starts puzzling the pieces together. Granted, the film has a hard time to keep the viewer excited, as the pace is a little slow and it's not exactly a spectacular thrill ride. But the story does try to provide a bit of mystery, and that's basically what keeps the viewer going. The film's decently made and Mihalka has some impressive camera-tricks up his sleeve (especially during the astral projection sequences). And the story does have some original elements and a satisfying conclusion (don't expect a terrifying climax, though). So it receives a whole extra point for that. If you want to see another horror film revolving around the concept of astral projection, you might want to check out Brian Trenchard-Smith's "Out Of The Body" (1989). It's also half-way decent.


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