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The Kiss (1988)

The Kiss (1988)

The Kiss





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The Kiss, an erotic horror film dealing with ancient curses and the occult, is the story of a teenage girl whose world is destroyed by the arrival of her mysterious aunt and the death of her mother. Amy (Meredith Salenger) leads a normal, suburban existence until the mysterious death of her mother and the simultaneous arrival of her exotic, beautiful jet-set model aunt Felice (Joanna Pacula) who she has never met. Amy's world is completely changed as she watches her father become increasingly sexually attracted to Felice. When Amy rejects Felice's strangely intense interest, Amy and her friends begin to suffer from a series of accidents which leads Amy to believe that black magic is involved. ~ Linda Rasmussen, Rovimore
Rating: R
Genre: Horror, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Stephen Volk, Tom Ropelewski
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 24, 2004
TriStar Pictures


Mimi Kuzyk
as Brenda
Peter Dvorsky
as Father Joe
Nicholas Kilbertus
as Jack Halloran
Nevin Densham
as Boy in Pool
Jan Rubes
as Tobin
Céline Lomez
as Aunt Irene
Talya Rubin
as Young Hilary
Johanne Herelle
as Old African Woman
Tyrone Benskin
as Train Station Conduc...
Marty Finkelstein
as Boy in Classroom
Norris Domingue
as Security Guard
Robin Bronfman
as Stewardess
Andrew Johnson
as Gunshop Owner
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Critic Reviews for The Kiss

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Strange little incest thriller.

April 3, 2005

October 9, 2005
Fantastica Daily

July 21, 2005

Audience Reviews for The Kiss

Pretty good b grade 80's thriller. Had never heard of this one, or most of the cast in it, so was pleasantly surprised.
After teenage Amy's mother dies, the estranged aunt she never knew she had enters her life. Felice is beautiful and exotic, but there just may be more to her than meets the eye...and soon a series of tragic events start to happen to people Amy is close to.
Genuinely creepy and compelling viewing.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


A middle class suburban family discovers that one side of the clan dabbles with the occult and not in the cutesy Hocus Pocus/Practical Magic sort of way. Played ominous from the outset there are some scares here, although with a nearly equal amount of "the dumb characters doing dumb things" schtick that plagues horror films like the Ebola virus gone rabid. The question becomes: does one care about the proceedings enough to stick with it?
I didn't.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Its the bat-shit crazy little story about an African demon curse passed between women via rather unsettling incesty methods. Typical 80s madness with a heaping helping of camp and a dash of sex. Check it out bitches.

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