The Seventh Sign (1988) Movie Review

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The Seventh Sign (1988)

1988 | R | Horror, Thriller, Drama, Fantasy
97 minutes / 1h 37min

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The Seventh Sign Plot Synopsis:

In Haiti, the sea and its lifeforms die; in the Middle East, a town is frozen. These are signs of the Apocalypse and the Vatican is investigating, but Father Lucci advises that these omens are a hoax or technologically explained. In California, housewife Abby Quinn is pregnant and the delivery is scheduled on February 29, a leap year. Her husband, lawyer Russell Quinn, is defending a weird case of teenager Jimmy Szaragosa, who killed his parents, saying that it was because he was following the Word of God. Meanwhile, Abby rents a garage apartment to the mysterious David Bannon. The hopeless Abby has strange nightmares and soon finds that around the world there are signs of the Apocalypse in accordance with the Book of Revelation. She learns also that David Bannon is Jesus and has returned; Father Lucci is the Pilate's porter Cartaphilus who was doomed to wander the Earth for eternity; and she is a woman who tried to help Jesus. Further, she is the Seventh Sign and the Apocalypse will happen when her baby is stillborn. What can she do to save her unborn son and mankind?

The Seventh Sign (1988) Review

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.

  • The Seventh Sign Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 7
  • Overall Score: 4.89
  • IMDB: 5.9
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 1.6

About The Seventh Sign 1988

Title: The Seventh Sign
Year: 1988
Runtime: 97 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Fantasy
Reviewer:
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 2.44/5 stars from 11,681 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 11,681
MPAA Rating: R
The Seventh Sign Cast Starring: Michael Biehn, John Heard, Leonardo Cimino, Jürgen Prochnow, Jürgen Prochnow, Demi Moore, Hugo Stanger, Lee Garlington, Adam Nelson, John Walcutt, Arnold Johnson, Robin Groth, Kathryn Miller, Michael Laskin, Cornelia Whitcomb, Patricia Allison, Yukiko Ogawa, Jules Dean, Ian Buchanan, Mariko Tse, Glynn Edwards, David L. King, Sonny Santiago, Bob Herron, Dick Spangler, Fredric Arnold, Darwyn Carson, Baruch Cohon, Harry Bartron, Richard Devon
The Seventh Sign Writers: Clifford Green, Ellen Green
The Seventh Sign Director: Carl Schultz
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Language: English, Hebrew
Country: USA