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Fine for what it is.
Reviewed in the United States on August 27, 2021
Actually got this for a friend of mine. Although I did watch, so I remember enough for a review.
The story begins in 1967 when a newlywed couple gets stranded on a back country road. As the groom leaves to get help, the bride is attacked by someone or something a little less than human. Cut to 17 years later, and her son begins exhibiting strange behavior and it becomes clear that he's inherited his father's inhuman traits.
This movie was made at the height of the 80's gorefest films. Ever since films like The Howling and The Thing were released, film makers jumped on the wagon and tried to make the most gruesome movies they could make. The effects turned out to be fairly impressive, but the story usually wasn't up to par. The plot is a little confusing and I later learned that much of the backstory was left on the cutting room floor.
Still, for those who like 80's horror just for the sake of it and don't mind the story, this is for you. All practical effects and fairly impressive at that. Not a great film, but good for what it is.