Directed by Robert Vincent O'Neil
Molly Stewart is at the top of her class at the prestigious private high school she attends. But what her classmates and teachers don’t know is that Molly survives by working nights as a prostitute on Hollywood Blvd, in the company of her friends: a worldly transvestite, a retired cowboy movie star, and her cantankerous but kind-hearted landlady. However, her world begins to fall apart when a depraved, necrophiliac serial killer begins targeting LA’s streetwalkers. As more and more women fall victim to this vicious killer, Molly realizes that it’ll be up to her and her friends to take on the maniac before they too find themselves in his murderous sights…. Mixing brutal, slasher styled killing scenes with the sweetness of an afterschool special, Robert Vincent O’Neil’s ANGEL is one of the seminal exploitation films of the early 80s.
A highschooler secretly earns her living as Angel, a sex worker whose only family and friends are the ones she works with on the streets.
Cast: Donna Wilkes, Rory Calhoun, Susan Tyrrell, Cliff Gorman, Dick Shawn
I really dislike when movies have the actors' sound set to a whisper but the action music set to break eardrums. Also kind of boring and not really a horror movie.
This is a great thriller movie based in the streets of Los Angeles during the best decade (1980s) when it was full of life... The story is as realistic as life itself.
I haven't watched this in 30 plus years. Far better than i remember. The acting was good as well as tge direction. As a kid i liked it for the nudity (13 yrs old), today I like it as a film.
This is such a brilliant piece of exploitation film. It takes an idea that's incredibly crude even by today's standards and runs with it. It's a wonderful combination of elements from gritty subject matter, heartfelt story, wonderful setting, all of the 80s, and dare I say it, Hitchcockian suspense. The characters are what really sell it, wacky, out there sorts, with all 3 dimensions. I don't think I can detract a skull though for some wonky acting and dialogue, because everything else is so good and fun.
Heartfelt and shockingly progressive for its time. ... The egg is going to haunt me for the rest of my life.