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Talisman (1998)

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As the millenium draws near, an evil being awakens. Fused to an ancient Talisman for centuries -- Theriel, the Black Angel is summoned from his resting place to usher in the end of the ... See full summary »

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David DeCoteau (as Victoria Sloan)

Writer:

Neal Marshall Stevens (as Benjamin Carr)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Parish Billy Parish ... Elias Storm
Walter Jones ... Jake Fine
Jason Adelman Jason Adelman ... Burke
Ilinca Goia ... Elizabeth Storm
Constantin Barbulescu Constantin Barbulescu ... Black Angel (as Costi Barbulescu)
Oana Stefanescu Oana Stefanescu ... Mrs. Greynitz
Claudiu Trandafir ... Dr. Jarod
Mircea Caraman Mircea Caraman ... John
Iuliana Ciugulea Iuliana Ciugulea ... Sharon (as Iuliana Ciuguilea)
George Duta George Duta ... Young Elias
Liva Constantin Liva Constantin ... Young Elizabeth (as Livia Constantin)
Dana Savuica Dana Savuica ... Woman
Sando Teodor Sando Teodor ... Grimes (as Sandu Teodor)
Adrian Leu Adrian Leu ... Colby
Vlad Dulea Vlad Dulea ... Willis
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As the millenium draws near, an evil being awakens. Fused to an ancient Talisman for centuries -- Theriel, the Black Angel is summoned from his resting place to usher in the end of the world. The ghastly messenger must claim seven human sacrifices to complete the ritual and open the gates of Hell. A teenage boy and girl have been chosen to assist the angel in its deadly mission, yet they alone are the world's only hope for salvation. Written by (from the tape cover"

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Evil never dies!

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Horror

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Rated R for horror violence and gore | See all certifications »

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References Dark Angel: The Ascent (1994) See more »

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Think of it as a good TV show episode
31 October 2005 | by feet-likefinsSee all my reviews

This is definitely not a bad movie despite what others think here. It's so short that if you have any preoccupation with boredom that is virtually destroyed. With that aside, what does this movie have to offer? It's not scary, unless you're under the age of the highest voting score here. If that really bothers you, then you might think of each villainous scene as cheesy.

This is essentially a mystery draped in the occult. A similar story would be The Ninth Gate. This is probably the kind of movie you watch in the middle of the night during October (while you're in the Halloween mood). It might bug you out more if you are half asleep, because you may have difficulty distinguishing between the dream and real sequences, and finally the last 10 minutes could be a little disturbing too.

The premise starts with a young man beginning class at an expensive international school for delinquents, and he also suffers from ominous nightmares. The flick doesn't waste too much time presenting the enigmatic main character (why is he attending this school, and what of these dreams?), and introducing an intriguing antagonist(why is he picking off people for?). Therefore, I find it hard to believe someone will have a hard time sitting through this, unless they don't like horror movies (there are supernatural evil doers), they've seen some think like it already (which I cannot come up with), or it isn't that flashy for them (this movie isn't out to dazzle you with special effects or cunning murder scenes, but it does have some respectable twists).


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

7th GATE OF DEATH See more »

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Romania See more »

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DX Stereo

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1.85 : 1
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