Might not be considered strictly a horror film, it is a thriller, with some horror moments and I think it loosely follows the structure and outline of a horror film, although some may say it’s a supernatural action film.
Yeah, so action, wow, right off the bat we have some killing, machine-guns, not something you usually see in a horror film, there’s no guy here with a knife chasing people, in this film its the government who are the bad guys and there’s evil, hidden group that is running PSI tests on kids. Yeah this idea we’ve seen a lot in modern times, but I think back then when this was made it was much more novel. And did I mention, there’s Kirk Douglas? Oh yeah, the man is in this and he’s looking for his son, who, yep you guessed it is a physic and has been captured. He’s somehow telepathically bonded to a cute teen-ager who is also a physic and together they look for the missing son.
There’s actually some cool ideas here, and I like that they are using the boy’s counselor, a beautiful woman to keep him in line, but of course that doesn’t last.
Again, it’s older, and I dig this. One thing I have to say, you gotta see this for one reason. The ending is the BEST ENDING OF ALL TIME. I mean that. I don’t even want to spoil it, but the very last scene and shot is the way you end a movie. All movies should end this way.
Andres Salazar is the writer and creator of the horror graphic novel series Pariah Missouri www.pariahmissouri.com