The Visitor

1979

The Visitor

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In the dawn of '70s American blockbusters, European production companies emerged stateside, attempting to recreate box office gold by cloning Hollywood. The infamous Supreme Court-banned Jaws copy Great White, The Exorcist-esque Beyond The Door, and countless otherswere packaged for export and the burgeoning drive-in circuit. Producer Ovidio G. Assonitis and Director/Professional Body Builder Michael J. Paradise's TheVisitorstands as perhaps the most ambitious of all, taking its inspiration by artfully fusing The Omen, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, The Birds, Rosemary's Baby, The Fury and Star Wars alongside a baffling cast that includes Shelley Winters (NightOfTheHunter), Glenn Ford (Superman), Lance Henriksen (Aliens), Franco Nero (Django) and Sam Peckinpah (director of TheWildBunch). (c) Drafthouse Films

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Critic Reviews for The Visitor

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (14) | Rotten (3)

Audience Reviews for The Visitor

  • Feb 21, 2015
    Badly directed, photographed, written and acted this terrible thing provided a paycheck for several slumming highly regarded actors in supporting roles and the opportunity to watch two horrible performances by the two lead actresses. A real stinker.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Jan 26, 2014
    What the hell did I just watch and how did they get Lance Henriksen in this! This is another gem in the "So bad, it's good" genre well worth seeking out.
    ZACHO D Super Reviewer
  • Sep 07, 2011
    Not quite sure why I like this movie but I do. It's a fairly patchy and confused horror/scifi story with a very impressive cast and a strange compelling quality that makes the viewer watch to the end. Reminds me a little of some of the themes explored by the Blue Oyster Cult in song over the years. Despite its faults I rather enjoyed it.
    The S Super Reviewer
  • Feb 06, 2011
    Completely insane and what a cast! Not particularly good, but no self-described cinephile will be able to turn away.
    Steve K Super Reviewer

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