Saturday, September 1, 2012
This is a TV movie that was definitely my favorite as a young fella. It's about a gang of cave-dwelling monsters that are sent by Satan to overthrow humanity. The thing I loved about this one back then is that, unlike many made-for-TV flicks from that time, it showed the monsters in all their rubber-suited glory right out in the open. This was very exciting for a 7 year old me and obviously I haven't matured all that much since then. There's also a bit of blood here and there which was unusual for prime-time TV. The only thing missing is some sweet 70's boobs and you wouldn't be able to tell this from many of the R-rated films from that era. Bernie Casey, of DR. BLACK AND MR. HYDE fame, does an awesome job as our head gargoyle and I think this might be the only non-blaxploitation film I've ever seen him in.
Worth checking out for people who can appreciate how TV movies were once just about equal in quality to theatrical stuff(then again most theatrical movies were better back then also so I guess it all equals out).
They left the ending open for a sequel or maybe even a TV series of some sort but as far as I know that never happened.
Kick-ass Satanic intro: