Messiah of Evil is an oft overlooked movie that, while still mostly unknown, has developed a bit of a following among horror aficionados, and deservedly so. This is a solid creepy little film, with a few standout scenes and a nice feeling of dread throughout.
After receiving some bizarre letters from her artist father, a young woman, Arletty, travels to his home in the ocean-side town of Point Dune. There she learns that, not only is her father missing, but the town seems to be very secretive about his whereabouts. Arletty meets other outsiders in the form of Thom, an aloof arrogant art collector, and his two “traveling companions” – the sultry Laura and the tomboyish Toni. The visitors soon find out that the people of Point Dune are falling under a mysterious spell, one that makes them crave human flesh. Can Arletty discover who is behind it all before she too succumbs to the darkness?
Messiah of Evil is not a fast-paced film, but it’s slightly unsettling with a growing uneasiness that…
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