The East Side Kids set out to fix up a house in the suburbs for Glimpy’s sister and her new husband.
The Russian myth of Domovoy is that he’s a household spirit that appears under various names and in various places in your house. Domovoy was also the magician of Ivan the Terrible. In America, we’d call it a poltergeist. The movie is about a Russian writer who went to the ruins of Domovoy’s house and drew evil upon himself. This is a strange art house nightmare. You might think it’s a little too far out there. I loved it.
Warning language and moderate violence and freaky as all get out.
James Earl Jones plays a drunken archaeologist who is given to recite Shakespeare. Then there’s some banter between American tourists. Since the film is set in Greece, Jose Ferrer shows up to prove he can’t speak Greek. The natives, terrified by the sudden death of some of their women folk, do what all Greek natives do in movies – drink, sing, eat, and dance!
A series of experiments cause a scientist to go ape.
A glowing meteor lands on the icy plains of Lappland in the north of Sweden, the authorities are alerted of the phenomenon, but all is not as it seems; this is not a normal meteor.
The film stars Barbara Steele in dual lead roles. The film has several variations in the title and is also known as Night of the Doomed in the United Kingdom, Lovers from Beyond the Tomb and The Faceless Monster.