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Prime Evil (1988)

R | | Horror | 1988 (USA)
A coven of devil-worshiping monks living in New York City search for victims for their sacrificial ceremonies.

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Roberta Findlay
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Beckwith ... Thomas Seaton
Christine Moore ... Alexandra Parkman
Mavis Harris ... Sister Angela
Max Jacobs Max Jacobs ... George Parkman
Tim Gail Tim Gail ... Bill King
George Krause ... Ben
Ruth Collins ... Cathy
Amy Brentano Amy Brentano ... Brett
Jeanne Marie Jeanne Marie ... Judy
Gary Warner ... Detective Dann Carr
Iraida Cruz Iraida Cruz ... Mrs. Quinto
Roseanna Peterson Roseanna Peterson ... Alison Deveraux
Cameron Kell Cameron Kell ... Frances Parkman
Nicole Sislian Nicole Sislian ... Tina
Phil Murphy Phil Murphy ... Bishop McCabe
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A coven of devil-worshiping monks living in New York City search for victims for their sacrificial ceremonies.

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A terrifying force that cannot be resisted is here ...

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Seita Maldita See more »

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Budget:

$70,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The crew frequently stayed and slept at the seminary that was used as a primary location throughout the shooting of this film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in My Mom's a Werewolf (1989) See more »

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You're not going to believe this, but it's not all bad!
26 February 2013 | by peter-mackie284See all my reviews

Okay yes, it's not good. But if you really give it a fair shot, it had some decent ideas behind it. The motivation for the villains is acceptable, the acting ranges from horrible to surprisingly decent, and the plot isn't half bad believe it or not. I think the disappointing thing about this movie is that it could have been pretty good, not great, but good if in the hands of a capable director.

Is it bad? YES, but it seems to stand out among the other exploitation schlock for some reason (granted it is exploitation schlock). I can't believe I'm writing this, but this movie begs for a remake, in an era where production companies insist on taking good nostalgic horror movies and making them mediocre, they should take a mediocre movie with decent ideas like this and make it, well, good.

If you can find this, check it out, just don't pay to much to see it, and maybe you'll agree with me.


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