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Servants of Twilight Reviews

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July 5, 2016
An "Original Showtime Movie" made in 1998, it has all the same characteristics as the broadcast network "Made for TV" movies. Its obvious low budget shows in the production design and special effects. The actors are B and C list. While their performances aren't "bad" per se they're lackluster. The screen writing, script and directing are as much if not more responsible for that as the actors. The total result is a workman like movie that doesn't have much suspense or punch that a horror thriller should have, even if it's constrained by budget and short shooting schedule. Several scene sequences could have been rearranged slightly to heighten the shock and suspense. The choreography and timing of action and fight scenes are mediocre. As would be expected, all the bloody violence is off-camera, with the only on-camera deadly violence being bloodless shootings, which I attribute to budget constraints. It has an MPAA "R" rating primarily for language content which would have to be edited for over-the-air network broadcast TV. Why it was submitted to the MPAA for theatrical rating is a bit of a mystery (this costs money). All it needed was a TV rating using the FCC's rating scheme for airing on the Showtime cable channel, which is done by the broadcaster, not an industry or trade association with a fee. As with other films made for broadcast TV networks and and cable channels, it also suffers the erratic pacing needed to fill the time slot and the timing of scene transitions appropriate for scheduled commercial breaks. The positive things going for the movie are a couple of twist at the end. The viewer must plod through the movie to get to them though.
½ March 2, 2011
Lousy movie and if you ever read the book you'll notice that they completely changed the ending, maybe they thought it would make it more interesting but it didn't.
July 17, 2010
I actually REALLY like this one. They did a good job adapting it to a movie.
September 27, 2008
ENFIN j'ai pu voir cette adaptation de 91 de Koontz, ben c'est carrement pas mal, ca pue correctement le koontz, malgre les basquettes blanches de 1990 et la coupe chuck norris
½ September 27, 2008
A good thriller, this. Some religious nuts persecute a young boy, his mother and their dog in their belief that the boy is the Anti-Christ.
It's an intelligent story (well, it WOULD be, as it was based on a novel by Dean R. Koontz) but the lack of filters on the cameras is all too obvious, so it's not as moody as it could have been. This is a good movie but deserves a modern-day reworking.
August 20, 2008
It takes plenty of liberties with Dean R. Koontz's novel, but this film IS a fast-paced and often tense little thriller, with some good acting and nicely developed atmospherics. The "twist" ending really is irksome, however, pretty much negating all that came before it.
March 19, 2008
This book was amazing if the producers made sure it was any thing like the book OMG the movie will be wonderful
½ November 3, 2007
I'm not gonna say it's all that good, but it's got a neat ending and some good performances; the budget is a hindrance.
July 7, 2007
Fairly chill inducing TV movie that actually sticks quite close to the source novel for a change.
½ May 12, 2007
Although it did not follow the book format all the way through .....I liked it.
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