Cataclysm (1981)

Genres - Horror, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Supernatural Horror  |   Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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No less than three directors contrived to piece together this crazy-quilt story (written by Dillinger scripter Phillip Yordan) of a newly-appointed Antichrist who rises up amid a morass of religious wackos, assorted demons, and Nazi war criminals. The identity of this evil agent is discovered by a relentless Nazi-hunter, who eventually convinces a couple of grizzled cops (Cameron Mitchell and original gangster Marc Lawrence) that his story is true. This long-shelved, low-budget occult weirdness was originally seen in condensed form (with the addition of some hokey stop-motion monster effects) in the horror anthology Night Train to Terror and appeared on home video as both Satan's Supper and the aptly-titled The Nightmare Never Ends. Look for Night Court's "Bull," Richard Moll (listed as "Charles Moll" in the credits), as the Nobel-winning (and far-from-bald) author of an atheist manifesto.

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Antichrist, demon, demonic-possession, recruit [soldier], Satan, agent [representative], Nazi-hunter, occult, revenge, sadist, supernatural-forces, killing, cult