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Electra

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  •  USA  •    •  87m  •    •  Directed by: Julian Grant.  •  Starring: Shannon Tweed, Joe Tabb, Sten Eirik, Katie Griffin, Lara Daans, Dyanne DiMarco, John Stoneham Sr., Ed Sahely, Robert Arthur Wilson, Daniel Levinson, Louise Martin, Ronn Sarosiak, Todd Schroeder.  •  Music by: Mitchell D. Krol.
       Billionaire named Roach desperately seeks for the secret serum which could turn an ordinary human into a superbeing. The serum is hidden in the body of young Billy Duncan. The serum can be transmitted via sexual intercourse, and that turns to be the basis of Roach's evil scheme.

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Before you read any further, know that this movie is more enjoyable the LESS you know about it and even a review revealing anything about the movie or it's style can ruin it for you. I have no spoilers plotwise, but the whole feel of the movie and how it changes is part of it's charm and knowing that ahead of time can ruin it for you.

This movie left me stunned. I have no idea if it's a good stunned or a bad one. It started off like a decent C movie with potential. The acting wasn't great, although most pulled their weight fine (except for Katie Griffin whom I can't decide if it was her or the director). It quickly devolved into an over the top crazy movie. Not campy or B-movie fun. Just wacky. I know, it makes no sense. It certainly was worth seeing, but you won't see it displayed proudly on many shelves.

It feels like a much older movie than it was.

The biggest thing about it was that it seemed like a porn tribute to horror movies turned thriller. Like the old classic horror movies where the action happens off scene, so does all of the porn. That may sound weird. How can it be porn if I can't see it.... Watch the movie and you'll see! It has a few sexy women besides Shannon Tweed. Unfortunately not Shannon's incredible sister, but some steamy hotness all their own. The early action is good, but the finale has some absolutely crazy stuff. Remember, not campy, but wacky. I don't think this movie was made to be serious, but where they failed was by not making it into a truly campy classic. It had some potential though and could be remade into a B-movie masterpiece. It advertises a sequel at the end and I would not hesitate to pick it up too.

Expect this - you'll warm up to the plot and characters quick and as it builds to the tense finale - it becomes wacky. It even sneaks up on you a bit while you're getting over your first stunned look, you'll be forced to go 'WTF?'.


Review by kersus from the Internet Movie Database.