group of researchers led by Dr. Richard Wicks
(Robert Quarry) and Amy Goldwyn (Brinke Stevens)
go to a possessed house known as the Heron House
to do some researching as two innocent families
were slaughtered under the spell of some demons
and the reserachers are at the mercy of a fallen
priest and his minions from hell.
Meanwhile, a troubled priest Father Anthony
Vicci (Erik Estrada) is trying to portect his
sinful life from demonic forces at his church.
First he encounters to what seems to be an
innocent Sister Mary (Michelle Bauer)
looking for help, but she appears to be an evil
and lustful spirit trying to get Vicci to seduce
her. He even tries to get help from the aid of
Sister Jillian (Carol Lynley) but even she has a
dark evil secret to her.
Vicci realises that he must go to to the Heron
House to put a stop to all the evils surrounding
him and anything involved at the house.
Also, poltergeists and other sounds occur at the
house plus spirits of dead people who lived there
appear at the house.
Not only that, Amy is possessed on and off so she
is tied to a chair while the other reasearchers
slowly get possessed by the demonic forces.
I was interested in checking this
movie out and so I did. At first it seemed a bit
amateurish with a preacher Father Anthony
Vicci encountering a ghost of a boy in which alot
of it looked too scripted out as well as some
researchers Dr. Richard Wicks and Beth
discussing about the possessed house in which I
was thinking that this was silly and pointless
but it does get better.
There's moments with one of the researchers
Amy Goldwyn talking about the house which seemed
corny but yet very entertaining in which these
scene's were meant to be serious but sometimes
they were laughable. Suddenly there's ghostly
sounds which weren't convincing but oh well it
was fun to get into all of this regardless.
But it gets really exciting when Amy gets
possessed and acts obnoxious forcing Richard to
tie her to a chair but yet she acts normal again
and then turns like a switch turning on and off
which keeps you glued to the set wondering what's
going to happen next.
I also love the moment with Anthony encountering
a demonic Nun Sister Mary who tries to
seduce him which was another fun horror scene in
the flick and got a kick out of which should
please anyone who loves Fred Olen Ray
There's some good camera shots with her wrapping
herself on him and then trying to seduce him on
the bed along with great hissing aggressions from
her. This looked fairly powerful for a low budgeter.
There's many other moments with him
encountering other possessions in his church
which gave the film a perfect touch to all that's
happening in the story.
There's cheesy discussions with Amy talking to Richard and Beth which
seemed blandly done when it should've looked
suspenseful with how they all express on the
A fairly good discussion with Anthony talking to Sister Jillian in
the church with good camera takes back and fourth
while they're talking as well as the moments
getting powerful with one another about the
incidents they're discussing.
Many lame effects though in the film and
one of them is one of the researchers possessed
and smashing open a door as you can tell the door
is fake and thin looking in which the filmmakers
didn't show much effort to make it look real at
A nice shot on Harry sleeping
sideways on his bed with a nice shot on woman placing
her hand on him and then trying to caress him
with her lustful speaking. Then a good shot
looking up on her topless and getting it on. Yet
when she becomes possessed and hissing at him the
moments on this turns awfully stale. But there is a good shot on him
running to a corner with the camera closing in on
A fairly nice strong conversation with Amy talking to Richard near a fireplace about
the evil spirits in the house with a good serious
attitude on the two of them with good camera
shots on each of them when they have this
A good moment with him hypnotising Amy with her lying on
the couch with her talking mellow and then a
great moment on her getting up.
There's many moments with Amy possessed and using
jokes with her demonic attitude which I
questioned as if it fits the film or not but it
was all in good taste in the end.
A nice angle shot on her shooting up from her bed acting crazy which
seemed creepy and well done.
Many great moments with her acting possessive along with alot of struggling
moments between her and Richard which
looked highly energised as well as many great
shots on her lunging out to try and
The story gets to the bottom of things when
everyone tries to battle out a demonic ghoul in
the house that has risen and everyone trying to
battle this monstrous looking demon as I loved
the fast action moments bit by bit here plus this
time there was some good effects during the end
results to all of this.
Bottom line is the film very much reminded me a
cheesy tribute to film's like Amityville
Horror, The Exorcist
and a bit of Night of the Demons
too. Some other may categorise this film as a
ripoff to all of those but if you like cheesy low
budget horror films with alot of fun touches to
the scene's then you will enjoy this one very
much. A film worth checking out if you like
b-film scream queens in their performances such
as this one.
The acting is a bit cheesy but some
pull off well. Let's see here...
Robert Quarry (Dr. Richard Wicks) seems to
draw in not too bad as someone who is very
serious about his work and shows off a good
mature middle aged man type of attitude but there
are times he seems bland with what he does in his
discussions in which it seemed fairly wooden here
and there. Yet he seems to pick it up in other
Brinke Stevens (Amy Goldwyn) seemed to
breeze through very well with her role in the
film in which I thought that this was one of her
best performances. I was never a huge fan of her
work since she always seemed to be the same in
them and she does in this one too but yet she
shows off some different energy whenever she
becomes possessed in it and acting very menacing
and really getting into the role. A good surprised reaction with her in a kitchen with her eyes moving after hearing a
There's a moment with her having a nightmare with her head tossing and
turning but yet she didn't seem believeable. Offers great
possessive expressions and talking wickedly which
looked highly energised. This one should
definetely mark one of her credits to her career
as a b-film scream queen.
Erik Estrada (Father Anthony Vicci) is
another story as I found that he can barely act
his way out of a wet paper bag as a troubled
preacher. He seemed to try to bring out his
anxiety into the film along with his aggressions
but he wasn't believeable at all. I didn't watch
him too much as Ponch in that blockbuster TV
series but yet not many people took him seriously
as an actor and could see why.
Kathrin Lautner (Beth) had the nice looks as
well as the snooty attitude as a researcher but
yet she seems to lack in some spots whenever she
tries to pick up the energy in the suspenseful
moments like her screaming which seemed
overdubbed or amateurish. She didn't do a heck of
alot for me. She wasn't terrible though but
needed some improvements in many spots though.
Carol Lynley (Sister Jillian) seemed very
strong minded as the Nun in the flick and really
came across powerfully with her speech in the
film whenever she delivered a line. She was one
of the good one's in the cast that I admired and
had talent. There's a scene with her telling him
the church is the place for him which sounded
convincing with her powerful attitude. She also does well whenever she
becomes possessed too.
Michelle Bauer (Sister Mary) was uncredited
in this film for some silly reason since she has
worked steadily with and has a 5 minute
appearance too. I never was a fan of her acting
skills but yet she seemed to draw good attention
onto the screen with her character. She does well
by acting troubled in the beginning of her
performance which looked pretty good with her
emotional attitude and then she also does well
with her evil raging lustful behavior in which
she was almost versatile to what she did in the
film. She brought on some descent energy into her
There is a good 5 minute scene with
Michelle Bauer fully nude trying to
seduce the main preacher.
A spirit of a woman is topless trying to seduce
one of the researchers played by porn actress Sandra
Not much of a gorefest but Brinke's
character hammers a nail through her hand
Also towards the end a zombie demon's eyes pops
out and melts.
Landers shows some beating synthesizer
sounds in many of the scene's as well as the odd
cheesy chanting sounds too which needed some
improvment. There's also some low keyboard
playing as well as the odd icy high pitched
sounding one's too. Nothing too much to talk
about here but he seemed to do a fair job on it
for a z-grader like this one.
Goldwyn (Possessed): What's the
matter? Cat got your tongue???
Goldwyn (Possessed): I was just
doing my nails!