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The Redeemer: Son of Satan! (1978)

R | | Horror | 4 June 1978 (UK)
Six people are trapped within the confines of their old high school during their 10th high school reunion with a psychotic, masked preacher who kills them off for their sinful lives they have made for themselves.

Writer:

William Vernick
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Damien Knight Damien Knight ... John Sinclair
Jeannetta Arnette ... Cindy
Nick Carter Nick Carter ... Terry
Nikki Barthen Nikki Barthen ... Jane
Michael Hollingsworth Michael Hollingsworth ... Roger
Gyr Patterson Gyr Patterson ... Kirsten
T.G. Finkbinder T.G. Finkbinder ... The Redeemer
Christopher Flint Christopher Flint ... Christopher
Richard Timmins Richard Timmins ... George Hanrahan
Jessica Bein Jessica Bein ... Maisie Hanrahan
Eric Kjoenes Eric Kjoenes ... School Watchman
Rosa Arift Rosa Arift ... Gypsy
Larry Mooney Larry Mooney ... Bible Salesman
Daniel Elliot Daniel Elliot ... Choirboy With Knife
Carla Ness Carla Ness ... Legal Secretary
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Storyline

Six former classmates receive invitations one day to a high school reunion. When they arrive at their alma mater, however, they find that not only are they the only ones to have receved letters, the invitations were actually sent by a deranged preacher intending to murder them all as punishment for their wicked ways. Will any of them escape from the remote schoolhouse alive, or will they all meet their final judgement? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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First "The Omen" ... Now "The Redeemer" See more »

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Horror

Certificate:

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Trivia

The location for the high school was the Staunton Military Academy in Staunton, Virginia. See more »

Goofs

At the very end of the film, Christopher walks back into the lake and submerges. Once submerged, the scene cuts to a much more broad picture of the lake in which the credits start to roll. If you look very closely at the right side of the picture, you can see a person walking along a path that is on the right edge of the lake. It is clearly Christopher because he has the same blue shirt and maroon pants on. See more »

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From what I remember, a unique and creepy movie
17 June 2001 | by WritnGuy-2See all my reviews

I rented this a while back, being the fan of slashers films that I was (and still am, I guess). Seemed like an interesting premise, and hopefully, it would do better with it than the awful "Slaughter High" did. (Saw "Slaughter High" twice--first time, I was young and terrified, second time, older and bored. I don't recommend it.) Anyhoo, I took a chance on this, and actually, it's a very good movie, at its core. Some of the evil doings surrounding the pudgy boy from the lake, if I can recall, were sort of confusing, though.

I won't go on to describe the plot, you must know it by now. It's not a new plot, but what's done with it is what's unique. I don't remember all the characters too well, but the lesbian takes near-center stage as the leading lady, which I found to be a surprise, since the lesbian is usually just that. All the characters are utterly likeable, even the promiscuous girl. She may have been one of the sweetest characters, and her demise is heartbreaking. (C'mon, you knew it would happen.) From the murders in the film I remember (one of which I can't remember at all, God, my memory sucks), the one involving the killer dressed as a hunter and the character trying to escape outside was probably the scariest. You actually think she's going to make it, seeing how long the scene went on (once again, if I remember correctly). Add to that the stark daylight which is far scarier than the scene may have been at night. (Why don't more filmmakers realize this? Daytime can be extremely scary. See the climax to "Texas Chainsaw Massacre." An early-morning nightmare.) Anyway, I must be giving the worst review right now, but I thought I'd let people know that this is actually a very tense movie, with a merciless atmosphere of doom. It's not obvious who will live and who will die, and overall, you want everyone to survive, even the "bad girl" (who isn't bad at all!). The killer dons a couple creepy costumes--the hunter and the clown were pretty freaky (need I add--if I can remember). And while some of the peripheral plotlines concerning this killer are somewhat perplexing, don't let that turn you off to this movie. It's worth seeing, if you can find it. If I can remember : ).


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 June 1978 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Staunton, Virginia, USA

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.66 : 1
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