Seizure (Queen of Evil) (Tango macabre) (1974)
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Critic Reviews for Seizure (Queen of Evil) (Tango macabre)
Stone does a fine job of keeping the mysteries of the story firmly in the realm of the unknown.
Audience Reviews for Seizure (Queen of Evil) (Tango macabre)
Oliver Stone's first film is an unlikely beginning to one of the most impressive filmmaking careers in history.
I'm rating this movie as 'Ice Queen' because Flixter apparently doesn't have it. It's a hilarious comedy and is definitely worth a watch.
Yes that's right, you have read correctly this is Oliver Stone's Directorial Debut, his first film is this horror film from 1974 called "Seizure" which stars Jonathan Frid best known as Barnabas Collins from "Dark Shadows" as a trouble writer who keeps having nightmares that monsters are killing him. As cheesy as that sounds the movie is surprisingly pretty good. The movie starts out with Frid as Edmund Blackstone awaking from another nightmare. Blackstone tells his wife about it, and then tries it to put it beside him. He then has a getogether with friends and family where the monsters in his sleep come to life and come to kill him and his guests.... The demons in this case are composed of "The Jackal" (Henry Baker), "The Spider" played by well known actor Hervé Villechaize (Tatoo from Fantasy Island) and "Queen of Evil" (played by sexy actress (Martine Beswick), so thus we have the Trio of Darkness. If you watch any Oliver Stone flick, they are all dark and moody and they probably have their origins in "Seizure" which is very dark and moody. However, we do have the interesting visuals we come to expect from Stone and the fact that this movie was made in 1970's tells you it was going to be bizzare. Thrown in with the suspense is eroticism with "Queen of Evil" and a couple of bloody scenes. Frid is really believable as Edmund Blackstone and it's surprising to see him play someone normal since we are accustomed to seeing him as the EvIL Vampire. The performance from the Trio of Darkness are equally as good, Hervé Villechaize, shows that for someone who is small can act, and Miss Beswick is great too, as she takes pleasure in killing her victims. Overall, I would highly recommended you seek out "Seizure", it lays the groundwork directing for Stone and you'll see why he is a great director, I find it strange though that noneone has interviewed Stone about it since this is his first film. Furthermore, this is one of those great out of print movies (like "The little Girl who lives down the lane" ) which hasn't been transferred for the dvd, for the fact that the vhs prints themselves are hard to find.
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