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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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Billy Parish ... Elias Storm
... Jake Fine
Jason Adelman ... Burke
... Elizabeth Storm
Constantin Barbulescu ... Black Angel (as Costi Barbulescu)
Oana Stefanescu ... Mrs. Greynitz
... Dr. Jarod
Mircea Caraman ... John
Iuliana Ciugulea ... Sharon (as Iuliana Ciuguilea)
George Duta ... Young Elias
Liva Constantin ... Young Elizabeth (as Livia Constantin)
Dana Savuica ... Woman
Sando Teodor ... Grimes (as Sandu Teodor)
Adrian Leu ... Colby
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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Rated R for horror violence and gore | See all certifications »

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Talisman - Das Tor zur Hölle  »

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David DeCoteau had a "male version of Suspiria" in mind when directing. See more »

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

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Bizarro-WIP
6 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

This plays like a Bizarro-world version of a Women-in-Prison movie. You remember Bizarro world from Superman comic books and Seinfeld episodes: everything is like our earth, but in an imperfect (really whacked-out) way. In this case, the classic Reform School, which in our reality would be full of nubile young girls who get hosed down, is full of nubile young men. There is a food-fight in the dining hall, a lock-down and even a trustee character who apparently is coercing his roommates into providing him with um...companionship. But when the plot should head toward showers and/or a breakout, the inmates/students start getting sacrificed on the apocalyptic demonic altar in the basement and then... Well, it's never as seedy as one might hope, but you've got to give Charles Band credit for trying something different.


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