Cameron's Closet (1989)

Cameron's Closet (1989)





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Director Armand Mastroianni's last horror feature before building a more solid reputation as a director of TV movies and series, Cameron's Closet tells the tale of a bright young boy with innate telekinetic powers whose gifts were exploited by his father (Tab Hunter) in a series of controlled experiments. After his father's grisly death, Cameron's powers seem to have abated -- but as any horror aficionado can predict, they have increased exponentially, opening a gateway in the title walk-in for a powerful demon to emerge. The usual band of paranormal experts (including the oddly-cast Chuck McCann) arrive to do battle with the closeted beast and are dealt with in the usual gory ways, until it becomes apparent that only Cameron himself is psychically equipped to deal with the demon one-on-one. What might have been a taut supernatural thriller with good performances is undone by its crude treatment of Carlo Rambaldi's makeup-effects: the lurking demon -- which at one point is merely pulled along on a dolly -- ends up resembling a guy in a dime-store Batman costume. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi
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Scott Curtis
as Cameron
Cotter Smith
as Sam Talliaferro
Mel Harris
as Nora Haley
Tab Hunter
as Owen Lansing
Chuck McCann
as Ben Majors
Leigh McCloskey
as Det. Pete Groom
Kim Lankford
as Dory Lansing
Gary Hudson
as Bob Froelich
Dort Clark
as Alan Wilson
David Estuardo
as Capt. Navarro
David Estruardo
as Capt. Navarro
Wilson Smith
as Joe Crespy
Kerry Nakagawa
as Policeman
Raymond Patterson
as Physician
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Critic Reviews for Cameron's Closet

All Critics (3)

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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | January 10, 2004
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
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October 6, 2005

Typical, dated 80s claptrap.

January 27, 2005
Fantastica Daily

Despite the never-ending buffet of beheadings, blood and beatings, Cameron's Closet is one old chestnut that should have stayed behind closed doors.

Full Review… | October 4, 2004

Audience Reviews for Cameron's Closet

I thought this horror wasn't too bad. The effects went from cheesy to icky. Some parts dragged but the movie was interesting.

Veronica Balli
Veronica Balli

"Cameron's Closet" is almost completely useless, but fortunately it has the charm of its child star going for it. The young Cameron is telekinetic, you see, and his powers have managed to conjure some sort of special effects disaster that lives in his closet...even if he moves from place to place. This huge animatronic mistake is also telekinetic, and has glowing red eyes, which hold a shocking resemblance to Christmas lights, which can burn the eyes right out of a man's head. I'm finished talking about this. I find it hard to believe that the director of "He Knows You're Alone", a good slasher about a killer stalking brides-to-be, thought this was a good idea.

Christopher Lozier
Christopher Lozier

Cameron's Closet is an 80's-riffic film about a young boy with telekinetic powers who's being testing on by his father and a fellow scientist. Things go bad when the kid's mind expands further and further, thus unleashing a very pissed off monster demon thing that kills Cameron's father, his mother's boyfriend, and various other folk. It's up to Cameron, his cop friend, and his therapist to save this day and send that muthafucka back to hell!!!!! This movie is silly and heavily dated by it gets the job done and easily amuses me for about 85 minutes.

Jason Duron
Jason Duron

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