13 Seconds Helmer Falls for Angels
Fallen Angels is the new film from Jeff Thomas, whose freshman effort, 13 Seconds, was a film that I was quite impressed with despite some problems. I said in my review that I looked forward to seeing what he comes up with next. He continues dealing with a combination of the macabre and the biblical in this sophomore effort, Fallen Angels, which is essentially a horror movie in which a gruesome discovery leads to people having to contend with the demonic incarnates of the seven deadly sins.
"When a turn of the century prison reformatory is slated for demolition, a grisly discovery is made. Hidden deep underground beneath the west cell block is a sub-basement structure that has not been entered in 100 years. Inside are the skeletal remains of several brutally slain children. As a CSI team arrives at the prison, an even more disturbing discovery is made that will eventually unveil a legion of seven demons and their even more chilling origins: Each demon is responsible for one of the seven deadly sins. Seven deadly sins...Seven deadly demons...Seven more deadly ways to die..."
One of my biggest quibbles with 13 Seconds was the cast of amateurs that brought otherwise decent material down a notch. Thomas has set out to correct that problem this time out by assembling quite the eclectic cast of B-movie actors. Fallen Angels stars Michael Dorn ("Star Trek"'s Lt. Worf), Adrianne Curry ("America's Next Top Model" winner and newest Brady bride), Bill Moseley (Devil's Rejects, "Carnivale"), Christie Hemme (WWE turned TNA wrestling diva and Playboy centerfold), and acting legend Kevin McCarthy. Also appearing in smaller roles are the likes of Kane Hodder, Reggie Bannister, Ruth Buzzi, Martin Kove, Christopher Knight, and Michael Berryman among others. Describing that cast as eclectic is putting it mildly. A former WWE diva as the living embodiment of demonic lust - I can't decide if such casting is more inspired or campy. Probably both.
No word yet as to when Fallen Angels will be ready for screening, but in the meantime you can head over to the film's official website and check out an advance teaser trailer.
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