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The Kiss (1988)

When Felice and Hilary were children, they were separated to live with other people. Felice went off with a relative who possessed an unusual bloodline which was passed on to Felice via a ... See full summary »

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Pen Densham

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Tom Ropelewski, Stephen Volk (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joanna Pacula ... Felice
Meredith Salenger ... Amy
Mimi Kuzyk ... Brenda
Nicholas Kilbertus Nicholas Kilbertus ... Jack
Sabrina Boudot Sabrina Boudot ... Heather
Shawn Levy ... Terry
Jan Rubes ... Gordon Tobin
Céline Lomez ... Aunt Irene
Dorian Joe Clark Dorian Joe Clark ... T.C
Richard M Dumont ... Abe (as Richard Dumont)
Priscilla Mouzakiotis Priscilla Mouzakiotis ... Young Felice
Talya Rubin Talya Rubin ... Young Hilary
Philip Pretten Philip Pretten ... Father
Johanne Harelle ... Old African Woman
Tyrone Benskin ... Train Station Conductor
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Storyline

When Felice and Hilary were children, they were separated to live with other people. Felice went off with a relative who possessed an unusual bloodline which was passed on to Felice via a kiss. Now all grown up, Felice is a jet-setting model, while Hilary is happily married to husband Jack with a daughter, Amy. One day, Felice calls Hilary and tells her she needs to pass her bloodline onto another relative. When Hilary is killed after the call, Felice slowly makes her way into the family so she can attempt at pass the bloodline onto Amy. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Host See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,869,148
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in seven weeks. See more »

Goofs

When the burned priest's hand appears out of the lift, the mechanics of the hand device are clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

[Amy tries to escape, but it is Felice who shoves her to the gate and hold her restraint]
Felice: [raspy voice] It's time, Amy.
Amy: [sobs] What do you want?
Felice: [raspy] A kiss...
[Felice attempts to pass the curse, but Amy struggles]
Amy: [screams] DADDY!
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Connections

References Blonde Venus (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Under My Skin
Music by J. Peter Robinson and Tom Canning
Lyrics by Pen Densham and Richard Barton Lewis (as Richard B. Lewis)
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Entertaining Time Waster
6 July 2013 | by rhaynes1974See all my reviews

It's 2013, and there's a distinct lack of originality in the horror field at present, what with all the remakes, reboots or re-imaginings.

The Kiss is by no means a classic of the genre but it is a fun way to kill 90 minutes and (shock! horror!) it's original. The ever wonderful Meredith Salenger here is pitch perfect in the lead. (Why she isn't working more is beyond me)

Joanna Pacula is also fabulous as the villainess of the piece. She's sexy, bitchy and suitably over the top. The film has its flaws; namely a god awful puppet kitty scare, but on the whole it has the sleek polish of any 80's studio horror flick. Tri-Star had quite a good track record with horror back then.

Sure it's cheesy but at least it's fun. The Kiss also has some genuine suspense and some good gory thrills here and there.

Big hair, big scares, big effects and big performances make this one stand out a little more than it deserves to. Welcome back to the 80's...

A solid six of out ten.


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