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A.k.a.
The Visitor
Year
1979
Runtime
108 min.
Director
Michael J. Paradise
Genres
Sci-Fi, Horror
Rating *
4.9
Votes *
1,982
Checks
246
Favs
11
Dislikes
11
Favs/checks
4.5% (1:22)
Favs/dislikes
1:1
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  1. mrpinbert's avatar

    mrpinbert

    Trippy movie.

    The story lacks something to make it a "classic" but if you're looking for a fun movie, this is your choice.

    Great soundtrack too.
    3 years 5 months ago
  2. Agrimorfee's avatar

    Agrimorfee

    Poorly directed, awful script, nutty plotting and casting, vying to be a low rent Exorcist or Carrie and succeeds at it, thanks to the auspices of the City Of Atlanta. Great midnight movie, seriously don't miss it! 1 year 8 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    The Visitor starts and ends like Jodorowsky made The Omen. In the middle, it's more like The Exorcist meets The Birds (indeed, its bird attack sequences are the best I've seen). It stars the likes of Lance Henriksen, Glenn Ford, Shelley Winters, John Huston, and Sam Peckinpah (what a crazy cast). The little devil girl is easy to hate and a real monster - I've never felt so menaced by a gymnastics routine, and there's no better action skating in the cinematic canon. This thing is Nutty, with a capital N, and I'm giving it higher than normal marks for sheer ballsiness and, despite the DNA I seem to give it, originality. But is it actually good? I say yes. It translates the battle between God and Satan into a near-Lovecraftian myth, with aliens and mute ants (their wacky pronunciation, not mine), and sends us into metaphysical territory before we're through. I quite like the coda, which is a completely different way to bring this kind of material to a close. My only complaint is the funky '70s score that feels inappropriate to the story. But this is definitely one that has to be seen to be believed, so you should endeavor to see it and thank me (or curse me) later. 4 months 1 week ago
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