The first act was great (although the lightning things looks kindda silly), built with such staccato pacing that makes the movie seemed to know how to do its nuance. The psychiatrist act was kindda draggy and letdown compared to the opening, but still managed to be interesting. But as soon as the movie turned to be ghosthunter-parapsychological things, the epic dullness exploded and it was a total fail to me.
This film wastes no time and dives straight in to full poltergeist action. This is perhaps it's first downfall though as the pacing leaves a lot to be desired. The score alternates between being headache inducing to classic creepy 80's horror. The quality of acting varies and the script could have used a re-write. Despite these short-comings, this is one nasty nasty horror film with some genuinely creepy moments...
Although it gets reiterative trying to establish boring "factual scientific points" in the plot, that raw and unnerving industrial score and, especially, Barbara Hershey's admirable performance, help to sense some of the anguish shown.
What Tscherkassky did with this material in his Outer Space and Dream Work seems, now that I've seen Furie's original horror-masterpiece, less a transformation of conventional aesthetics and more of a radical consequence (of this feminist Panavision trembling).
RIP G. ROMERO (Enfin vu kekparsurleweb) Ne pouvant plus tenir, me voilà visionnant ce film de possession aussi méconnu qu'intriguant! Et j'ai du mal à comprendre pqoi il n'est pas devenu un classique (s'est-il perdu dans la production pléthorique des 80s?). S. Furie sait instiller une tension permanente, bien aidé par une excellente actrice principale; le tout culmine dans un final halluciné, "à la Argento". A voir!
"The Unhappy wisp with sexual urges"...I forgot about this movie, finally I can add it to my list of movies you can watch in 3 clicks, 1 Rape 2 Solution 3 Problem solved...or is it solved (No need to spoil the ending of the little sexualy depraved spark)