|EVIL ALTAR (director: James Winburn; screenwriters: Brent V. Friedman/John Geilfuss/Scott Rose; cinematographer: Peter Wolf; editor: Rick Mitchell; music: Bruce Lowe; cast: Pepper Martin (Collector), Theresa Cooney (Teri Connors), David Campbell (Stu Connors), William Smith (Reed Weller), Tal Armstrong (Daley Long), Jack Vogel (Josh Conners), (), (); Runtime: 93; MPAA Rating: R; producer: Robert A. Miller; Southgate; 1989)|
by Dennis Schwartz
James Winburn ("The Death Merchant") works
from a ridiculous script by Brent V.
Friedman, John Geilfuss and Scott Rose.
The result is a bad film.
Weller (William Smith) is a
Satanist in the small-town of Red Rock, whose crimes
are covered-up by the immoral sheriff (Robert
Z'Dar). Reed's dressed in black clothes
and Chinese slippers. His assistant, the Collector
(Pepper Martin), wears mirror sunglasses and a
stocking cap. The assistant is ordered to get him 103
children victims for human sacrifices to Satan, ones
who are not from town. The last one must be a virgin.
This task goes on for 30 years, until the Collector is
shot dead in a hunting accident.
story can't be taken seriously. But it might amuse the
viewer who can laugh at such crap.
REVIEWED ON 5/27/2015 GRADE: C
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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