DENNIS SCHWARTZ Movie Reviews

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)

"A bad film."

Reviewed by Dennis Schwartz

Director 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.

Reed 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.

The 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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