The Oracle (1986)
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The Oracle is another "classic" Roberta Findley (Blood Sisters, Tenement) about a supernatural being reaching out from beyond the grave, demanding the help of a young woman (lead Caroline Capers Powers) who begins suffering a phenomenal breakdown that has her husband and friends thinking she's absolutely nuts, despite the fact that a lot of the ghostly actions are happening around them as well. The ghost wants Powers to track down his multiple killers, which includes his young wife, her lover, and a grotesquely butch female killer that looks, acts, and is mistaken for a man throughout a good bit of the film. The Oracle, in true Roberta Findlay fashion, is a bit of a sleazy film with plenty of horrific moments ranging from lots of moving objects, weird cannibal bugs, and an unseen demon that pull off some rather gory kills at times. Not bad for a Findlay film. It's definitely low-budget and has many hiccups, but the gorier and sleazier moments are fun to watch. What isn't fun to watch is the special feature interview with Roberta Findlay, who comes off as very ignorant and pretentious, especially when she boasts that she hates horror films (even though that's ALL she makes), she despises them (like F13, The Shining, genuine classics) and is an all-around bitch. I wish I hadn't have seen that interview now because my opinion of her is truly ruined. Still, I'm not gonna let her idiocy affect how I feel about her films. Overall, The Oracle is not a bad watch, especially for fans of sleaze and gore.
Holy crap is this film an ungodly, wretched mess! This film was released in 1985 but everything about it including those open-shirted hairy-chested guys indicates this was probably made in 1980 and sat on a shelf for 5 years until some dumb shmuck thought he could make a few bucks off of it. I'm sure he didn't. Oh well, what did I expect from half of the "creative" team that brought you 'Snuff'.
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