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The Eighteenth Angel (1998)

The Eighteenth Angel (1998)

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This ominous apocalypse thriller sports a fairly ambitious but ultimately confusing plot involving a prophecy which proclaims that the return of Satan will be precipitated by the arrival of eighteen physically-perfect angelic beings. In order to fulfill the prophecy, a secret sect of Etruscan monks conspire with an obsessed geneticist to artificially manufacture the requisite number of perfect specimens, with the only setback being the lack of a suitably beautiful face for each of the eighteen clones. To complete the equation, the monks devise a plan by which they can obtain faces from unsuspecting "donors." The last of the potential candidates is lovely model Rachael Leigh Cook who, after a bizarre series of events beginning with her mother's death, finds herself in the monks' evil clutches. Decent production design gives some class to this direct-to-video production, together with good performances and a pervasive sense of doom. The film ultimately falls short of cult-classic status due to an excessive amount of irrelevant and frequently unresolved subplots -- particularly one involving the family cat.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Horror
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Studio:
Rysher Entertainment

Cast

Christopher McDonald
as Hugh Stanton
Rachael Leigh Cook
as Lucy Stanton
Stanley Tucci
as Todd Stanton
Wendy Crewson
as Norah Stanton
Maximilian Schell
as Father Simeon
Cosimo Fusco
as Florian
Venantino Venantini
as Clockmaker
Ted Rusoff
as Benedetti
Federico Pacifici
as Dark-eyed Cleric
John Crowther
as Mangram
Vanessa Crane
as Museum Guide
Linda Cerabolini
as Mila Pagano
Orso Maria Guerrini
as Paolo Pagano
Enrica Maria Modugno
as Maria Elena
Linda Gucciardo
as Stewardess
Fabrizio Vitale
as Customs Agent
Ennio Coltorti
as Dr. Rinieri
Jim McMullan
as Priest in News Footage
Chris Myers
as News Reporter
Marino Masé
as Local Doctor
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One of the, now common, "doom foretold" horror films in the school of classic, The Omen. This one can't quite make it's mind up whether it's here to scare us or shoecase Rachel Leigh Cook's good looks and modelling talent as she slightly spookily plays a central character who is meant to be a few years younger than her. Though not without its flaws, the film has a stong cast, a fair amount of satanic atmosphere occurring and, whilst not offering anything remotely original, should be enjoyable to fans of the genre.

The  Shrewlord
The Shrewlord

Super Reviewer

Very Beautiful Movie with Rachael Leigh Cook.

Wahida K
Wahida K

Super Reviewer

my face is on the international cover for this movie. i helped make it. was supposed to have the role of lucifer, but parents said no since i was a minor.

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