I recently had the opportunity to catch this little gem called The 8th Plague and I wonder how I missed it back when it came out. While the acting isn’t absolutely stellar, the movie gets really good after a bit of a rocky start. Give it a try if you’re looking for something with great make-up and effective use of creepy lighting!
The 8th Plague is the story of a woman named Launa who is investigating the disappearance of her sister, Nikki. Nikki had gone camping in the mountain town of Halcyon Springs and never came back. Becoming more and more frustrated, Launa realizes that she must find her sister on her own with the help of Mason, a mysterious local man with a shadowed past. Their search leads them to an abandoned prison called Halcyon Ridge Correctional Facility. Very soon after arriving within the stone and steel walls they are exposed to an ancient evil that had been lying dormant until its recent disturbance. Subsequently they learn the terrible truth about what happened to Nikki as well as the impending plague of darkness that intends to spread and reclaim the world.
My Rating: B+
Interesting Facts: The American flag hanging on the wall in the Sheriff’s office only has 48 stars; the camcorder Launa is carrying on her shoulder through the woods disappears and reappears between shots; and at the end when Launa has the axe in the woods, the axe handle is clean, but throughout the movie the entire handle was covered in blood.