#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – After the death of his wife, police psychiatrist Cal Jamison moves to New York. There he has to help in the investigation of the murder of two youths, who seem to have been immolated during a cult ritual. Jamison believes it’s been Voodoo and, ignoring the warnings of his housekeeper, enters the scenery and soon gets under their influence. They try to get him to sacrifice his own son.
Plot: Mourning the accidental death of his wife and having just moved to New York with his young son, laconic police psychologist Cal Jamison is reluctantly drawn into a series of grisly, ritualistic murders involving the immolation of two youths.
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turns into a good creepy horror
Cal Jamison (Martin Sheen) loses his wife in an accidental electrocution. He moves with his son Chris to NYC as a psychiatrist for the police department. Jessica Halliday (Helen Shaver) is their landlady. His lawyer Marty Wertheimer (Richard Masur) wants to sue the coffeemaker company. Lt. McTaggert (Robert Loggia) investigates a child murder with disturbed undercover cop Tom Lopez (Jimmy Smits) at the scene. Lopez is convinced that some unknown group will kill him and tries to shoot himself. Cal is called in to investigate the voodoo murder. Palo (Malick Bowens) is the ever present voodoo evil. Cal’s housekeeper tries to protect the family with her good voodoo.
The use of religion is going to anger some people and color some reviews. I guess almost any movie can cause offense if taken that way. It starts off as a crime thriller. It seems to go slowly but methodically. Then it turns more towards horror and it’s quite effective. There are some good voodoo horrors. The two hours running time is a little long but it’s got some good creepy scares.
Effective occult thriller.
Co-producer / director John Schlesinger of “Midnight Cowboy” fame is at the helm of this interesting film that takes a look into the religion of Santeria. Martin Sheen plays Cal Jamison, a police psychiatrist who moves with his young son Chris (Harley Cross) from Minnesota to New York after a horrible accident involving his wife. Soon they find that the terror isn’t over as they get mixed up with various members of a cult that believes in the sacrifice of children.
As in any film of this kind, it does get fascinating to see characters partake in rituals and utilize assorted items. The story is based on a novel by Nicholas Conde, condensed here by Mark Frost of ‘Twin Peaks’ fame, and it’s fairly meaty stuff that runs close to two hours. It gets appropriately surreal, and while it may not always make absolute sense, that isn’t such a bad thing in a film of this kind.
The cast is above average and quite convincing. Supporting Sheen are the lovely, under-rated Helen Shaver, and old pros such as Robert Loggia, Lee Richardson, Elizabeth Wilson, Harris Yulin, and Richard Masur. Jimmy Smits has a great, memorable, small but pivotal part as a detective who’s part of the puzzle; he’s found flying off the handle after being discovered at a murder scene. Also appearing are the excellent Raul Davila and the striking Malick Bowens; co-star Carla Pinza, who plays Carmen the housekeeper, was also the films’ cultural adviser.
Despite a deliberate pace, this story just draws the viewer right in with its weird atmosphere, attention to detail, and its sense of doom and gloom. After a while, one has to wonder if there is anyone that Cal can trust. The characters are compelling; it’s refreshing that our hero is flawed and not perfect. For one thing, he’s prone to nasty outbursts.
The special effects are generally good, especially when insects emerge from a sore on a persons’ face. The music by J. Peter Robinson is likewise good. The finale is well executed on impressive sets by Simon Holland and the cinematography is the work of the great Robby Muller.
Worth a look overall; the finale would seem to be setting up a sequel but no sequel ever got made. For another look at Santeria, check out the 1972 film “The Possession of Joel Delaney”.
Seven out of 10.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 54 min (114 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Horror
Director John Schlesinger
Writer Nicholas Conde, Mark Frost
Actors Martin Sheen, Helen Shaver, Harley Cross
Country United States, United Kingdom, Canada
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory DeLuxe (prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm