The Devil's Rain Reviews
A pretty bad, yet not without its charm cult based horror staring William Shatner at at time in his life when he'd appear in anything as long as his cheque didn't bounce. Ernest Borgnine plays the lead bad guy which works as well as it sounds as the guy just isn't very intimidating; although it's great to see underrated cinema legend Ida Lupino in anything. John Travolta fans need not track this down because I honestly struggled to spot him, though the fact that I was more than a little sleepy may not have helped. This has brushes of good quality, the opening credit sequence is creepy, and there's tons of scenes (maybe too much) of people melting like a fizzing sherbet dip dab in the rain, but this is too sluggish and forgettable to hit all the right buttons.
The story deals with a Satanic cult in a desecrated church in an abandoned ghost town. Add to that a legendary cast: William Shatner and Tom Skerritt share top billing with a devilish Ernest Borgnine, and John Travolta (then unknown) pops up as a blink-and-you'll miss-him baddie.
The titular Devil's Rain itself is literal rain which fricking MELTS PEOPLE'S FACES OFF in a stew of bubbly goop: gruesomely; nightmarishly, and even more creepy for its rough-edged 70's cinematography. If this sounds even remotely interesting, check out the gloriously nutso trailer (which by today's standards would definitely be a Red-Band) and laugh at the woefully inadequate PG rating.