Saturday, July 01, 2006

"Haunting Fear" review

Haunting Fear (1991)

Directed by Fred Olen Ray
Writing credits Fred Olen Ray

Brinke Stevens.... Victoria Munroe
Jan-Michael Vincent.... Detective James Trent
Jay Richardson.... Terry Munroe
Delia Sheppard.... Lisa

Does the word "monotonous" mean anything to you? Most of this movie is spent having Brinke Stevens talk about her nightmare of being buried alive. This goes on and on and on. There are a few sex scenes with Delia Sheppard to keep things interesting. Finally the husband and Delia come up with an idea. If they scare Brinke enough, maybe her heart will go out and they can get her money. So they stick her in a coffin and leave her in the basement. Brinke has some sort of transformation and becomes a ghost faced killer. It's a good payoff scene but it's in the last 20 minutes.

Brinke Stevens makes a great maniac. Too bad it's only for a couple of minutes. The sexiest thing about her is her voice. It has kind of a scratchy, girlish inflection to it. It suits her well. Brinke is also kind enough to go topless once or twice. Her rampage at the end saves this movie from the trash compacter.

So basically I would skip most of the movie and fast forward to the last 20 minutes. The plot itself is only strong enough for a half hour episode of "Tales from the Darkside". Lots of padding made this flick to feature length.

SCORE: 2 out of 4 only because of ghostly killer Brinke

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