SLASHER MONTH: Jack-O (1995)

After making Dark Universe and Biohazard: The Alien Force, Steve Latshaw (Return of the Killer Shrews) directed this film, which shows off what he learned from working with Fred Olen Ray.

The Kelly family live under a curse, as one of their ancestors killed the warlock named Walter Machen and now, the demon Jack-O has been freed from Hell to get the revenge that Walter has wanted for so many centuries.

Beyond the appearance of the monster, this movie has two cameos going for it. Yes, two cameos that have little or nothing to do with the rest of the film, as  John Carradine and Cameron Mitchell appear from beyond the grave as Machen and an expert on the occult.

Latshaw was also smart enough to get Linnea Quigley and Brinke Stevens into this one, if only for the moment that my wife walked in, saw a naked Linnea and shot me the kind of look that should have been accompanied with a lawyer.

These kids should know better than to release demons from their final resting places, but come on, without their monkeyshines, we wouldn’t have a film.

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