Directed by Linda Hassani
Starring Angela Featherstone
A real piece of garbage. The only bright spot of this whole picture is the gorgeous "angel" of the title, played by the gorgeous Featherstone (who later turned up as a background character with a butch in "Con Air" with Nicolas Cage). She's an angel born in hell who comes to earth to check things out and kill a few wrongdoers in the process.
Yes, she does take off her clothes, but it isn't enough to save this flick. I was psyched to see it originally after seeing a "making of" segment at the end of a Full Moon Pictures video (the folks who brought us "Dolls," among many other direct-to-vide horror features).
Unfortunately, despite some impressive hell sequences (pretty expensive sets for a low-budget film like this), the flick's storyline is shallow and suspenseless, like something you'd see in a bad USC student film.
-- Review by Lucius Gore
Posted by Pearce on November 24, 2010Disagreement box!
Dark Angel: The Descent is great. Yeah the acting is bad and yeah all the sets look like cheap hotel rooms, and yeah the pacing is weird and yeah seeing Romanian actors dubbed awkwardly with American accents is a bit strange.
But the Romanian locations are atmospheric, Angela Featherstone is hot as hell, and the movie is just damn weird in typical Matthew Bright style. This is the movie where a doctor listens for a patient's heartbeat, only to hear the screams of the damned instead, and he just kinda shrugs his shoulders like it ain't no thing. And later, when he's having sex with her and she grows Spock ears, horns and giant bat wings, he calmly murmurs, "It's great!"
I have to love a movie where this happens. And also a movie where a demon rips out a would-be rapist's spine and tries to present it to the victim as a trophy. And also-also a movie where the Ultimate Evil is a right-wing racist pro-choice mayor.
In short, this review makes it sound a lot more ordinary than it actually is.