Movie Review: Invitation to Hell (1984)

This is a weird one. This is a TV-movie, and I’m not sure what the hell ends up happening at the end.

Basically, Robert Urich gets a job in a new town, and everyone in that town is a member of the Club. The people who join the Club turn into assholes. The leader of the cult of the club is a weirdo named Jessica Jones with magical powers.

Now, I’m not sure if the weird dimension toward the end is hell or what. It seems like a pretty lazy allegory for it. I’m not sure what the devil was up with Miss Jones. But she was witchy enough for this to qualify.

It’s a decent movie, but it’s below average so far for these. Sorry this one is short, but I’ve got a busy Monday, so…

Report card:
Runtime: Ninety-six minutes.
Acting: Above average.
Effects: About what you’d expect back then.
Violence: Sort of comical…
Dead Townsfolk: I don’t think the townsfolk actually die.
Revenge Kills: One.
Gun Use: Nothing unbelievable.
Gore: No.
Creepy? No.
Monster Type? A devil-witch woman.
Monster Ick Factor: No.
Funny? Not intentionally.
Nudity: No, this was a TV movie.
Pet Death: No.
Pacing: Pretty decent.

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