Halloween White Elephant: La Setta (1991)

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From Brian Kelley–“Though far from prolific, Michele Soavi is probably my favorite Italian horror film director. This film is considered the 4th in the DEMONS series (Soavi’s THE CHURCH was the 3rd). Neither of Soavi’s entries have any real relation to Lamberto Bava’s originals. While LA SETTA takes a while to get off the ground (after an opening that turns America’s ‘A Horse with No Name’ into an uber-creepy ballad) it descends into Soavi’s typical visually striking horror. Any horror fan owes it to him or herself to watch Soavi’s entire filmography.”

It only took about two minutes into this movie before I had a good idea as to why Brian Kelley chose this particular film for me to watch. We open with a group of hippies in the desert in 1970 and a mysterious stranger makes his way to their huddle looking for food and water. By nightfall he has killed the children of the group and some of the hippies. What is this psychopath’s name, you ask? Damon – of course.

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