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Crystal Force (1990)

R | | Horror
At John's funeral, a seemingly kind old man stands near John's widow Hope. He is the master of The Crystal, possessor of its light and terror. Hope accepts The Crystal in good faith, ... See full summary »

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Laura Keats
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Sharon Kane ... Beth (as Katherine McCall)
Angst Argyle Angst Argyle ... Policeman #1 (as Angst Argle)
Lisa Turco Lisa Turco ... Betty
Tony C. Burton Tony C. Burton ... Beazle
Thom Bosco Thom Bosco ... Policeman #2
Chelsa Chelsa ... Doberman
Sparky Sparky ... Risky
John Serrdakue John Serrdakue ... Jack
Dick Gammon Dick Gammon ... Rev. Peters
Zachary Keats Zachary Keats ... Boy
Jan Marlyn Reesman ... Veronica (as Jan Marlyn)
Rebecca Brooks Rebecca Brooks ... Hope
Coco Coco ... Doberman
Michele Roberge Michele Roberge ... Mrs. Olson
G.L. Reed G.L. Reed ... Demon
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At John's funeral, a seemingly kind old man stands near John's widow Hope. He is the master of The Crystal, possessor of its light and terror. Hope accepts The Crystal in good faith, praying it contains New Age love powers. But she has gravely miscalculated.

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The door to Hell swings both ways!

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Horror

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R
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USA

Language:

English

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Followed by Crystal Force 2: Dark Angel (1994) See more »

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Half a movie, and an hour and a half wasted...
1 June 1999 | by William9See all my reviews

Ever see a film and, after it's over, wonder what you just wasted your time on?

Crystal Force, unlike other bad movies that just plain fall on their faces, does so in style. And that isn't, dear reader, a good thing.

What makes Manos: The Hands of Fate and like movies so enjoyable is their sheer stupidity, but Crystal Force tries to show some pseudo-intelligence. Thinly veiled as a horror film (it's horrible, not horrorful), this lite-porn heavily handedly didactically illuminates every out Freudian symbol, every stereotypically Western dichotomy, and every reference to classical literature that the screenwriters tried to work into the script. And, of course, for no reason whatsoever. You don't watch these films to become enlightened. If you enjoy watching these films at all, you enjoy their anti-intellectualism, their bestial and unrefined nature.

Crystal Force offers little of these things, and instead gives us failed arty posturing.

Of course, when critiquing films like this, you needn't mention the bad acting, terrible script, cheesy special effects, synthesized soundtrack, and out of focus camera work. It's all part and parcel with the genre.


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