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Last night, I watched a strange Italian sci-fi movie called The Visitor (1978) where Lance Henrikson plays a guy who works for a cabal of evil powerful old guys and they want him to marry this woman (who has a demonic eight old girl who is the descendant of an evil cosmic alien named Santeen) and get her pregnant so they can make way for the Anti-Christ. In the way of this plan is a cosmic warrior (John Huston) from another world who works with a cosmic Jesus figure (Franco Nero) and a housemaid (Shelly Winters). Anyway he has his group of bald monk warrior followers who really don't do much in the movie other than mediate on the roof of a tall building in Atlanta, Georgia. You also have a police detective played by Glenn Ford and the demon child's pet hawk. The music cues at the oddest moments and then nothing happens. You have weird effect sequences and moments where the demonic girl plays video games. It is a baffling Italian sci-fi Omen which you can laugh at and scratch your head at what you're watching. Lance Henrikson does what he can with the part where the mother of the demon child doesn't want to tied down to being married (even after she ends up in a wheelchair and demon child's letter to beg her to marry evil Lance). TCM Underground shows some very unique cult underground movies and you can also check this movie out via digital, DVD, or blu-ray

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There were video games in 1978? Wow I guess there were! I remember pong from around that time. I don't recall home video games until the mid 80's. Then again I don't pay attention. I've never owned a video game!

I think I will watch this movie. It's not all gross is it? I don't like gratuitous gore.

"I smell blood and an era of prominent madmen"

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there is some gore- not too much. Then again I was paying more attention to the weird light shows and light effects they had in the movie in addition to the odd times when the music score would come in. THE VISITOR is a truly strange sci-fi horror movie- very bizarro.

"Don't tug on that, you never know what it might be attached to. "- Buckaroo Banzai

 

"There are no answers- only choices."

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