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The Redeemer: Son of Satan! (1978)

R | | Horror | 4 June 1978 (UK)
Six people are trapped within the confines of their old high school during their 10th high school reunion with a psychotic, masked preacher who kills them off for their sinful lives they have made for themselves.

Writer:

William Vernick
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Damien Knight Damien Knight ... John Sinclair
Jeannetta Arnette ... Cindy
Nick Carter Nick Carter ... Terry
Nikki Barthen Nikki Barthen ... Jane
Michael Hollingsworth Michael Hollingsworth ... Roger
Gyr Patterson Gyr Patterson ... Kirsten
T.G. Finkbinder T.G. Finkbinder ... The Redeemer
Christopher Flint Christopher Flint ... Christopher
Richard Timmins Richard Timmins ... George Hanrahan
Jessica Bein Jessica Bein ... Maisie Hanrahan
Eric Kjoenes Eric Kjoenes ... School Watchman
Rosa Arift Rosa Arift ... Gypsy
Larry Mooney Larry Mooney ... Bible Salesman
Daniel Elliot Daniel Elliot ... Choirboy With Knife
Carla Ness Carla Ness ... Legal Secretary
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Six former classmates receive invitations one day to a high school reunion. When they arrive at their alma mater, however, they find that not only are they the only ones to have receved letters, the invitations were actually sent by a deranged preacher intending to murder them all as punishment for their wicked ways. Will any of them escape from the remote schoolhouse alive, or will they all meet their final judgement? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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First "The Omen" ... Now "The Redeemer" See more »

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Trivia

The angry man in John's law office was played by Layne Loeffler, an alumnus of the Staunton Military Academy (film location) and at the time he owned the defunct school. He leased the property to the filmmakers for one month. He was attempting to raise funds to reopen SMA but was unsuccessful. The building was demolished after the entire property was sold to Mary Baldwin College. Mr. Loeffler passed away several years ago. See more »

Goofs

At the very end of the film, Christopher walks back into the lake and submerges. Once submerged, the scene cuts to a much more broad picture of the lake in which the credits start to roll. If you look very closely at the right side of the picture, you can see a person walking along a path that is on the right edge of the lake. It is clearly Christopher because he has the same blue shirt and maroon pants on. See more »

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Surreal
19 November 2018 | by Stevieboy666See all my reviews

As a life long horror fan I had heard of The Redeemer but it wasn't until I recently read an article about it that it stirred my interest. Coincidently a VHS copy came up for sale. Intrigued, I simply could not resist! Six former students are invited to a school reunion 10 years on but one by one they are killed by a mysterious man who takes several guises. He is The Redeemer. This is an early slasher movie, made 2 years before Halloween, but it also contains religious/supernatural elements. It was made on an obviously very low budget with a cast of unknowns, the plot is also pretty confusing and at times illogical. So I appreciate people's negative reviews. However, I found it strangely enthralling and creepy. The synth score adds to the atmosphere. I think the acting is good enough considering. It's one of those films that some viewers will just write off as rubbish, whilst others - such as myself - will want to know more about it. Watching it on grainy VHS was a treat. And I will certainly be popping the tape back into the VCR again!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 June 1978 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Redeemer: Son of Satan See more »

Filming Locations:

Staunton, Virginia, USA

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Color

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1.66 : 1
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