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      Messiah of Evil

      R Released Apr 23, 1973 1 hr. 29 min. Horror List
      100% 7 Reviews Tomatometer 56% 500+ Ratings Audience Score While searching for her missing father, a woman (Mariana Hill) comes to a town crawling with flesh-eating zombies. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jan 16 Buy Now

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      Jon G I cannot believe I missed this gem so many years ago! So happy to have found it! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/02/24 Full Review Marvin H This twisted movie has stayed with me since my childhood viewing. After rewatching resently well " it is better and even creepier than I remember". It starts with the most amazingly awful earworm song (part ballad part hot ass mess) and it just goes all over the place. It fells like a comedown from a bender and it is also what I image a fever dream (or nightmare)to look like on film. So 70's you can taste it. Awesome nightmare. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/22/24 Full Review Deke P 1974 or 75. Eerie zombie movie. 100% rave reviews from the pro reviewers. Takes place in POINT DUME, they pronounce it DOOM, which I have passed many times without much thought, north point of the bay & Malibu. Saw it on the telly, 2.6.24 late nite. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/24 Full Review Darren D "Messiah of Evil" visually haunting with ongoing feeling of uneasiness from it's near silent & emptiness from the surroundings within the story. The atmosphere is a fine line between a slow moving dream & the tense build up of a nightmare you can't wake up from. Pure horror. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 11/25/23 Full Review Cyril Joyce A a tragic life happened to a woman just only to visit her father but get victimized of a cult group, it's so sad causing me to feel blue right now, i thought she will have an oppurtunity to escape but there's a plot twist in the end that she ended up being also a member of that satanic cult, analogue to Rosemary baby film(1968) similarly when rosemary have no choice but to accept the fact that she ended up in a cult like this film. it gives me terrible tragic mood after i finished this sad movie, it's not give me a kindof catastrophe or misery but mourning Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/15/23 Full Review Michael D great unknown scary movie with a milieu unlike any other horror movie save Carnivsl of Souls. Supposedly, production cuts made piecing the movie together a difficult task. What remains to be seen is enough to shake any horror movie lover's main nerve and satisfaction core Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 05/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Budd Wilkins Slant Magazine Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz’s eerily brooding Messiah of Evil remains an undervalued gem of American gothic filmmaking. Oct 27, 2023 Full Review Anton Bitel Little White Lies co-writers/co-directors Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz confound life and art, reality and dreams, sanity and madness in their surreal vision of conservative America succumbing to – or biting back against – the encroaching counterculture. Oct 18, 2023 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy This maintains its aura of unease and contains a pair of genuinely creepy sequences. Rated: 3/4 Nov 8, 2023 Full Review Jennie Kermode Eye for Film After a lot of scene setting, the film delivers, almost out of nowhere, an intense and fully committed mythology which takes night scenes already set against a pitch black sky to a still darker place. Rated: 3.5/5 May 15, 2023 Full Review Jason Shawhan Nashville Scene One of the enduring classics of hippie horror, Messiah of Evil is a very California apocalypse, foretold in the stars. Sep 10, 2021 Full Review Tim Brayton Alternate Ending It's an amazing success at instilling the sensation of waiting for something awful and nightmarish to happen. Rated: 3.5/5 Sep 27, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis While searching for her missing father, a woman (Mariana Hill) comes to a town crawling with flesh-eating zombies.
      Director
      Willard Huyck
      Executive Producer
      Alan Riche, James P. Graham
      Screenwriter
      Gloria Katz, Willard Huyck
      Production Co
      V/M Productions, International Film Corporation
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 23, 1973, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 1, 2016
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