Director: Robert Allen Schnitzer
Notable Cast: Sharon Farrell, Edward Bell, Jeff Corey, Chiitra Neogy, Richard Lynch, Ellen Barber, Danielle Brisebois
Going into the second of the three films included in the American Horror Project Vol. 1 set from Arrow Video and I’m already seeing the massive diversity that this series is going to bring to the table. While the first film I reviewed, Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood (see the review HERE), was obvious in its cult appeal, The Premonition would indicate a cult appeal in a very different way. Instead of a gory and edgy horror flick, this little film is more about crafting an artful tone and ambiance than being a straight up horror tale. At times The Premonition bounds between being a drama, a crime thriller, and a supernatural horror film and it makes for a rather intriguing and layered film experience. While the mixture might not always settle together perfectly, the execution of the film seems to be of a much higher caliber than I expected going in – leaving it to be a rather fun surprise.
Andrea (Barber) has just been released from the mental ward and, naturally, she wants to see her daughter Janie (Brisebois) who was taken away when she was institutionalized. It just so happens that her friend Jude (Lynch), a clown at a local fair, has taken Janie’s picture and together they plan to kidnap the girl from her adopted home. However, her adopted mother (Farrell) has been having visions lately…visions of the two kidnappers to be…
|Smile...or cry...for the camera!
|The cover for the entire box set.
|Having visions can be tough.
ARROW VIDEO FEATURES:
•Brand new 2K restorations of the three features
•High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard DVD presentations
•English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
•Reversible sleeves for each film featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by the Twins of Evil
•American Horror Project Journal Volume I – Limited Edition 60-page booklet featuring new articles on the films from Kim Newman (Nightmare Movies), Kier-La Janisse (House of Psychotic Women) and Brian Albright (Regional Horror Films, 1958-1990)
•Audio commentary with director-producer Robert Allen Schnitzer
•Brand new interview with composer Henry Mollicone
•Interview with actor Richard Lynch
•Three Robert Allen Schnitzer short films: ‘Vernal Equinox’, ‘Terminal Point’ and ‘A Rumbling in the Land’
•4 “Peace Spots”
•Trailers and TV Spots