The Redeemer: Son of Satan
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There are some pretty intense murder scenes in particular one in the ladies room. There is one terrific gore scene & some other cool things to recommend. The acting is ok, as is the story ..pretty simple - nothing that can easily be confusing if you follow it from start to finish. Some would say it isn't clear why these murders are happening to this group of people but if you read the text at the beginning & the end it is clear to a certain extent. There is a meaning to the killings. And he is killing those who have sinned.
It is not a classic by any stretch of the imagination but it was a credible sincere effort. If you are a fan of films Crucible of Terror, Horror High , Horror Hospital and other low budget independent titles that companies like Code Red, Scorpion Releasing or Synapse Films would release , then Id recommend it easily.
Dont expect too much and you'll be rewarded.Read more ›
Not a very convincing religious movie, be it considered slasher film OR Satanic horror. The story itself, is not very believable and is played out as if it were a typical slasher movie; six former students attend their tenth year class reunion and get murdered. The murders have something to do with a child (son of Satan?) who comes into sight out of an inland lake and a mysterious, zealot preacher.
There is no suspense. There really aren't characters, only some that classify as religious archetypes. The biggest problem is that the movie is two things that directly counteract each other: religion vs Satan. You watch former students getting stabbed by a religious preacher.
Being a lover of horror films and watching the good, the bad, and the just Really bad, it was comforting to watch a bizarre old 70's horror film.
A mysteriously strange premise for a horror film, but not great execution. There are no twists, no surprises, and at the end of the film, you feel like the movie was more about seeing former students get killed than watching a religious Satanic story.
Jump ahead to 1997. I was having my first exposure to the internet and one of the first things I looked up was this movie. I found that it wasn’t just a dream or from my imagination after all. It had definitely been released on VHS, though had also been renamed for some pressings to ‘Class Reunion Massacre’. The following day I went to the local video store I had been going to for years, and there it was! I eagerly snatched up ‘Class Reunion Massacre’ and shoved it into the VCR with such excitement that I’m surprised I didn’t break it.
I watched the movie with great intensity, wondering if I would think it’s just a piece of 70’s cheese or if I would still find value in it. I found myself getting chills during the playback as I saw all of the scenes that haunted me for nearly 2 decades. By the end of the movie the verdict was clear. I loved it!Read more ›
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Code Red does it again by finding a little-known 70's slasher film with religious overtones, giving it the proper restoration treatment and releasing it to unexpecting audiences. Read morePublished on October 12, 2013 by Fred Adelman
CLASS REUNION MASSACRE (1978) aka The Redeemer: Son of Satan! was not quite what I expected - I thought that this was going to be a Satanic slasher film but it was definitely more... Read morePublished on February 6, 2013 by Bartok Kinski
As my review heading says, I am a fan of this obscure pre-Halloween 70's slasher horror film with a supernatural twist. Read morePublished on January 3, 2012 by Flowtac
How can one compare a film like "Redeemer/Class Reunion Massacre" to other slasher stinkers which became the horror norm in the early eighties? Read morePublished on February 11, 2011 by Lyhue
Class Reunion Massacre is the title I know this film by.
Originally released via Continental Video in the 1980s in the big box casing, this is a early slaser released... Read more