In the late 80's and early 90's there was an influx of end of the world films with religious overtones. Not like Christian films, but standard horror and suspense pictures. The Seventh Sign is one of those films that's noticable because it starred Demi Moore and was a big theatrical release.
It's plot revolves around the seven seals from the New Testament. Around the world signs of the apocalypse begin happening. A freeze in the Middle East, and sea life dying in Haiti. All of these events seem connected to on man who appears at each of these. The Vatican is called in but they simply dismiss these occurrences.
Meanwhile a pregnant woman named Abby (Demi Moore)and her husband begin renting out there extra room to have a little more cash for when their baby arrives. A man by the name of David Bannon rents the room and soon after Abby begins having horrible apocalyptic nightmares.
She becomes so worried and paranoid she begins searching through all of Bannon's belongings. She finds old religious notes and learns he plans on killing her still unborn son for his grace. It's then she realizes he's a soldier of God and seeks out help to not only save her unborn child but to stop the impending apocalypse as well.
Demi Moore, of his career was on a bit of a down slide during this time gives a really good performance. Not campy or over the top, she plays everything completely serious and really helps to elevate the film in the process. The sub plot of her husband defending a killer who claims God made him kill is interesting, and I really would have liked to see a bit more of that play out.
The film was given a standard DVD release a few years back and over time it's developed quiet a cult following. Now Scream Factory is releasing this on Blu-ray for the first time.
A beautiful transfer, like everything they do really makes the film look and seem more ominous. The dark and bright colors come to life during all the scenes and the audio is tremendous as well. As it's a Scream Factory release it's also loaded with special features.
NEW Interview With Actor Michael Biehn
NEW Interview With Director Carl Schultz
NEW Interview With Actor Peter Friedman
NEW Interview With Actor John Taylor
NEW Interviews With Screenwriters Clifford And Ellen Green
The film has aged well since it's release and really holds up to this day. If your a horror and suspense film fan this is definitely one you should pick up.
Overall 3 out of 5 stars