The Premonition


Action / Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller

The Premonition (1976) download yts

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Danielle Brisebois as Janie Bennett
Sharon Farrell as Sheri Bennett
Jeff Corey as Det. Lt. Mark Denver
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1hr 34 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by ANCHINN 10 / 10

touching and moving

If you view this as some occult B flick, you can't enjoy much and maybe couldn't get the point. About me, I almost cried at the end of the film, because of the beauty of this directors vision for distressed people. I got surprised, because he sure knew how to express! It's a joy to find these underrated artists from B flicks. There're so many of them really. Well ,about the film, this is the story of a woman who wants to love her own child but who can't. That's very sad. Not only the direction and the plot. You can't forget the actors in this films. Considering how low the budget was, but they're acting was so full of enthusiasm. Well no wonder most American actors are great so maybe that's not the consideration though. However, this is the most underrated film I ever saw.

Reviewed by xredgarnetx 6 / 10


It is funny how this movie has stayed with me over the years, and I only saw it in its initial run and maybe one time after that on TV. THE PREOMNITION is a forgotten semiprecious stone that has a scare or two and decent acting by a cast including sexy Sharon Farrell (where is she now?) and perpetual bad guy Richard "Scarface" Lynch. The story, such as it is, is about the kidnap of a child and a woman's psychic abilities. To say more would give away too much. It apparently is available on video, so see it for yourself. A tidy enough little thriller that doesn't have the punch of a big Hollywood production, but made great "B" fare in its time. It could stand to be remade.

Reviewed by gavin6942 7 / 10

A good idea, rather slow execution

Five-year-old Janie Bennett (Golden Globe nominee Danielle Brisebois) happily lives with her foster parents Miles and Sheri Bennett (Sharon Farrell), oblivious to the fact that her insane birth mother is attempting to kidnap her. When the birth mother, Andrea Fletcher, and her boyfriend Jude (Richard Lynch), a carny, do attempt to kidnap the girl, Andrea cannot go through with it.

Writer-director Robert Schnitzer was influenced by the European directors of the 1930s and 40s, as many American directors of the 1970s were. This influence is evident, and definitely has an Italian sensibility about it. And to keep costs low, the state of Mississippi provided cop cars, the fire department created "rain" with their hoses and a real carnival that happened to be in town was used as Jude's work environment. This makes the film look bigger than it was.

The casting of Richard Lynch was a great decision, catching him before he got any bigger. Lynch was hired, according to Schnitzer, for his "widely divergent moods" and for just being "unique". Lynch, in turn, claimed to be influenced by "Rififi" and "Psycho" in his acting. And to some degree the legendary mime Marcel Marceau, which is evident.

Baseball fans will notice a cameo from Roy White, the multi-World Series winning New York Yankee (and coach). This is especially amusing considering Schnitzer had no knowledge whatsoever of sports and did not even know who White was when he appeared in the film. (He was an active player during shooting.)

What I love about this film is the unusual score from opera composer Henry Mollicone, especially in the second half. Although the movie has plenty going for it as a slow-burning horror story with carnival overtones, the music really makes it stand out.

The film had mixed reviews. Leonard Maltin called it mediocre, saying its "muddled script works against the eerie atmosphere in this supernatural tale." A more positive review by Video Hound's Golden Movie Retriever called it "a well-done para-norm tale." Maltin is probably right for the most part, as the script could have been tightened... but that makes it no less eerie!

Arrow Video has cleaned up the picture and put this film on their box set, American Horror Project Vol 1. Thank you, Arrow! We get plenty of special features on the disc, too: Audio commentary with director-producer Robert Allen Schnitzer, who (of course) knows everything about the production. He also has a very sarcastic sense of humor that makes his stories all the more amusing -- are his tales of the turtle wrangler true or just a joke?

The Arrow disc has a brand new interview with composer Henry Mollicone. And an interview with actor Richard Lynch, which covers "Premonition" but also touches on acting in general, such as his work on "Scarecrow" with Al Pacino. If that is not enough, we even get three Robert Allen Schnitzer short films: 'Vernal Equinox', 'Terminal Point' and 'A Rumbling in the Land'. These films are so rare that IMDb does not even know about them.

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