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Satan's Blade (1984)

Not Rated | | Horror | 1984 (USA)
Guests at a mountain ski resort are terrorized by a local possessed by the vengeful spirit of an ancient Native mountain man.

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L. Scott Castillo Jr. (original story), Thomas Cue (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Bongiorno Tom Bongiorno ... Tony
Stephanie Leigh Steel Stephanie Leigh Steel ... Stephanie
Thomas Cue Thomas Cue ... Al
Elisa R. Malinovitz Elisa R. Malinovitz ... Lisa
Janeen Lowe Janeen Lowe ... Lil
Ramona Andrada Ramona Andrada ... Sue
Diane Taylor Diane Taylor ... Rita
Marti Neal Marti Neal ... Marlene
Susan Bennett Susan Bennett ... Mary
Ski Mark Ford Ski Mark Ford ... Ski
Fred Armond Fred Armond ... Ben - Sheriff
Meg Greene Meg Greene ... Ruth
Mary Seamen Mary Seamen ... Trish
Richard Taecker Richard Taecker ... Lodge Keeper Duncan Mackler
Carrol Cotion Carrol Cotion ... Lodge Keeper's Mother
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Guests at a mountain ski resort are terrorized by a local possessed by the vengeful spirit of an ancient Native mountain man.

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It Took Over 100 Years ... But the Blade Got Even

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Espada satánica See more »

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M.C. Productions See more »
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Color
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Trivia

Two handcrafted knives were used in this movie. One of said knives disappeared during the production of this film. See more »

Goofs

The blue ray release in 2015 is done as a full frame transfer so much information at top and bottom of the image is seen which reveals several boom microphones in the film. The film should have been transferred 16 by 9 which would leave the booms off screen like they were intended to be. See more »

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Watchable Low-budget Slasher Flick
10 January 2018 | by Sammy_Sam_SamSee all my reviews

Having read the reviews on here I wasn't really sure what to expect with this film, but I'm glad I watched it. It's certainly no masterpiece, but not every film needs to be and considering what must've been a very low budget, it's a solid effort. The acting is hit and miss with some people putting in a pretty good performance, while others are quite frankly terrible. But that's often part of the charm with films of this sort and anyone who has seen a low-budget slasher won't find it too distracting.

What surprised me most perhaps is the look of the film, which is very nicely shot in places. It's all straightforward and there's nothing particularly spectacular, but it didn't look bad and one shot in particular next to the lake really did catch my eye. The score most certainly deserves a special mention, as I thought it was brilliant and fit the movie perfectly. More generally the film has a somber feeling and isn't fast-paced, but personally that has never bothered me with slasher flicks - I tend to watch them for the fact they aren't going to work my brain too much at the end of a tough day. The gore levels aren't particularly high, but there are some good screams. There's also not enough struggling from the victims for my liking (the mark of a decent kill!), but much better than a lot of other slasher flicks I've seen. So all in all, for me it's a 5/10. If you enjoy slashers and like a film with charm then it's probably worth a watch. Fans of Notting Hill and superhero movies should probably steer clear though.


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