The Seventh Sign (1988) Movie Review


The Seventh Sign (1988)

1988 | Horror, Thriller, Drama, Fantasy
97 minutes /

User Score: 55/100

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The Seventh Sign Review


In Haiti, the sea and the life-form die; in the Middle East, a town is frozen. These are signs of the Apocalypse and the Vatican is investigating...

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

Title: The Seventh Sign
Original Title: The Boarder
Year: 1988
Runtime: 97 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Fantasy
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.7/5 stars from 11 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 11
Starring: Michael Biehn, Leonardo Cimino, John Heard, Jürgen Prochnow, John Walcutt, Demi Moore, Hugo Stanger, Lee Garlington, Adam Nelson, Kathryn Miller, Arnold Johnson, Robin Groth, Karen Shaver, Gary Epper, Harry Basil, John Sherrod, Cornelia Whitcomb, Michael Laskin, Yukiko Ogawa, Patricia Allison, Mariko Tse, Ian Buchanan, David L. King, Glynn Edwards, Sonny Santiago, Dick Spangler, Fredric Arnold, Bob Herron, Darwyn Carson, Baruch Cohon
Writers: Clifford Green, Ellen Green
Director: Carl Schultz

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