A former police officer uncovers a pattern of strange disappearances
and unsolved deaths in and around the Ironbound section of Newark, New Jersey.
The crimes all seem to involve a mysterious man named Thomas whose background
is shrouded in the occult.
Starring: Richard Matyskiel, Deana Demko, Dolores
Fuller, Conrad Brooks
Director: Karl Petry
this movie two stars solely for the presence of Conrad Brooks and Dolores Fuller,
B-movie heroes from the classic Ed Wood days. The movie itself is, however, horrible.
It is extremely difficult to follow and has numerous pointless plot elements introduced
at seemingly totally random times. The film, directed by Karl Petry, has exceptionally
bad acting and possibly the worst accents I can ever recall in a motion picture.
Combine that with amateurish editing, very bad music, and awful sound effects
and this is a pretty potent package.
The movie is highly narrated to keep
the plot as lucid as possible. The storyline itself concerns an outbreak of vampirism
in Newark, although much of the film is shown as a flashback to World War One.
There are subplots about a woman becoming impregnated by a ghost on a washing
machine in an amusement park, as well as spontaneous casket combustion. Important
legal and ethical questions are also introduced: the ACLU says that vampires have
rights as a minority, while the Veterans Administration becomes involved because
the vampirism is a service related injury. If this all sounds like a mess, it
This is one of the least coherent, incompetently made films I have
ever seen, and I can't recommend it except for the amusing presence of Brooks
From a review by Robert I. Hedges
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