THE KISS

Screenplay by Stephen Volk and Tom Ropelewski
(rewritten by Pen Densham: uncredited)


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Black magic, possession and bizarre deaths turn a normal family's life into a non-stop nightmare. After the death of her mother, Amy is excited to meet her Aunt Felice, but the arrival of this mysterious stranger strangely coincides with a gruesome series of violent deaths. Amy soon realises that she is heir to a horrifying family legacy, and Aunt Felice has a nasty way of showing her affection.

 

 

 

Watch "The Kiss" preview trailer (nice and cheesy!) on Video.Detective.com: (you may have to click play again to see it without the intrusive ad).

"A nasty, well-made shocker" Sunday Express

"We should give (Stephen Volk) the benefit of the doubt as the press notes underline the fact that director Pen Densham had considerable input on the rewrites... Once again a director with no understanding of what makes a horror movie work has taken a potentially interesting idea (...) and turned it into a popcorn cruncher aimed at the lowest common denominator"  Philip Nutman, Fear Magazine

Director: Pen Densham
Producers: Pen Densham and John Watson
Executive Producer: Richard B. Lewis
Tri-Star Pictures and Astral Film Enterprises/A Trilogy Films Production (1988, USA)

Felice.................................Joanna Pacula
Amy...................................Meredith Salenger
Brenda...............................Mimi Kuzyk
Jack...................................Nicholas Kilbertus
Gordon Tobin......................Jan Rubes
Terry..................................Shawn Levy 

 

Read the review at Arrow in the Head 

Read the review at Horror News Net 

The Kiss: A "Must Love Cats" Voodoo Witch Movie (John's Old School Horror Corner) 

Read about (and order a copy of) Pen Densham's book on screenwriting and career strategies for screenwriters, Riding the Alligator.