The Seventh Sign (1988) is an American drama fantasy horror movie that was successful. Carl Schultz (To Walk with Lions (1999), Careful, He Might Hear You (1983), The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992)) did an amazing job executing this supernatural thriller movie. The Seventh Sign contains nudity, violence, suspense, frightening scene and thrills up your spine. Imagine something so evil that has come to life, and no one can do anything about it. What will you do? My review below consists of s summary and spoilers from the beginning of the movie and nothing pertaining the middle and ending of the movie.
The Seventh Sign is about an apocalypse that might happen because certain signs are appearing. Father Lucci (Peter Friedman) is the Vatican official who is investigating the signs of Biblical omens from around the world to see if it is pertaining to an upcoming apocalypse in 1988. Father Lucci decided that all the signs are natural and should not be bothered to. Is Father Lucci, who he say he is? Abby Quinn (Demi Moore) is a quiet, polite and caring woman who is pregnant with her first child and believes the signs are real. She is married to (Michael Biehn) who is a lawyer that works too hard. He does not believe anything Abby is saying about the signs and the possible apocalypse although everything around them is falling apart.
David (Jürgen Prochnow) is a very creepy man who rents Abby’s studio and is on earth to judge humanity. After some time, Abby realizes that David is not an average person, and he is an avenging angel that is showing earth the seven signs of the Apocalypse. David helps Abby to realize that her unborn son and some prophecies from the “Book of Revelations” are connected.
Moore and Prochnow did an astonishing job with their performance. The eerie haunting music, cinematography, setting and great acting was a plus. The setting of the falling hail in the village and the African outdoors was a bonus for me because I love beautiful sceneries. The movie will send chills through your body because it has mysteries and unpredictable thrills. I gave this movie a seven because it was a bit confusing at times but it will be a great watch a second time around. Maybe the parts I found confusing will be cleared up for me. I want to know what happened to Father Lucci.
SPOILER: A man went to the beach with a scroll in his hand and a seal. He breaks the seal and drops it on the water and leaves while a little boy is watching him. He just caused the first sign of the apocalypse and the first sign of "The Seventh Sign." Numerous amounts of fishes start to wash up on shore as the sea water boils.
About The Seventh Sign (1988)
Starring: Lee Garlington, Leonardo Cimino, Jürgen Prochnow, Michael Biehn, John Heard, Demi Moore, John Walcutt, Arnold Johnson, Hugo Stanger, Dick Spangler, Robin Groth, Adam Nelson, Cornelia Whitcomb, Yukiko Ogawa, Michael Laskin, Mariko Tse, Patricia Allison, David L. King, Ian Buchanan, Sonny Santiago, Glynn Edwards, Fredric Arnold, Baruch Cohon, Darwyn Carson, Richard Devon, Harry Bartron, William Kramer, Dale Butcher, Blanche Rubin, Bob Herron
Director: Carl Schultz