This movie is used to by religious organization to provoke fear in little kids so they will believe in Christianity. I saw this film at the urging of the girl who works at the videostore, who described it as "Total MST3K." Went through years of counseling. They are in fact low-budget and that is a little obvious, but not all too obvious upon first viewing.
Two violent young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.
Even so, this film created a stir within its targeted audience and resulted in 3 sequels: "A Distant Thunder", "Image of the Beast" and "The Prodigal Planet". | I think I'm the only person in history to make that observation. However, the only cheezy part of the movie is the fashion, which again was over 30 years in the past. I would never recommend that you sit a child down to watch this movie, I don't really know what it is about it the visuals or the haunting feel, but it will scare just about any kid, especially if they come from a background of knowledge of the "End Times".
In some ways, this movie is a tool to brainwash mentally vulnerable children.
Mimi Rogers, giving easily the finest performance of 1991 (and many other years), was completely overlooked by the industry, and that's unfortunate for us. And while I am able to keep an open mind about the overall subject of the film, from a critical and objective perspective I have to rate it as slightly below average. FAQ What a different world the America of 1972 was compared to our psychotic 21st Century.
), I'm truly embarrassed to admit that I suffered through this film four or five times, while growing up in a Baptist church and attending a WASPish Protestant elementary school. Director: Craig R. Baxley | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Kirk Cameron, Brad Johnson, Jessica Steen Votes: 3,518 4. Use the HTML below.
So has her friend, "Jenny" (Colleen Niday). External Reviews I have no clue what people are complaining about what people are whining about when they say that these movies scared them into accepting God.
The movie presents an interesting view of how even the most unlikely person might become born-again. At the outpost he meets two men who are none too keen to spend the winter with the newcomer. This FAQ is empty. Do not listen! The antisocial son of an alcoholic father and a bipolar mother grows up in 1960s Ireland. Talk about child abuse. The fashion in the movie was exactly the same fashion of its time. This is the story of a young woman (who lives in Los Angeles) with a very boring job.
There was no AIDS, Muslim terrorists, Road Rage, 911, Bird Flu, Freeway Snipers, etc, etc. God will bless you if that is why you are watching them. I was particularly terrified of what the newly-converted post-rapture Christians had to endure when not receiving the mark of the beast.
Give it shot - especially if you lived during the early '70s; and if you didn't, well - it's not a bad representation of many of us lived. This movie terrified my brother and I and shaped how we viewed the world with distrust.
User Ratings This is the story of a young woman (who lives in Los Angeles) with a very boring job.
A romantic comedy-drama about a woman who takes up with a mysterious stranger after she grows tired of her current boyfriend. A successful but world-weary art dealer finds out that her usual masseur has sent a substitute for her regular weekly massage at her home.
Many religious schools show this to little kids, because it is easier to brainwash kids at ages between 5-10.
Likewise, it is a low-budget production geared more for an evangelical outreach than for general entertainment purposes. What used to terrify me in junior high now makes me laugh. I no longer fear the future, I have come to terms with the fear injected into it's members by the church.