Directed by Giulio Paradisi
Of the many post-EXORCIST horror films centered around evil children, none is more of a must-see than 1979’s THE VISITOR. Katy Collins looks just like any other normal 8-year-old, but appearances can be dangerously deceptive. Turns out, Katy is the incarnation of an ancient evil entity named Sateen who’s out to do some serious damage–unless a mysterious visitor (John Huston) can stop her first! Long out of print, VHS copies of THE VISITOR were passed around between cult-movie fanatics for dozens of years before Drafthouse Films released this stunning uncut restoration. Contains violence and gore.
At first glance, Katy Collins is just like any other normal 8-year-old girl – but appearances can dangerously deceptive. As it turns out, Katy is the Earthly incarnation of an ancient evil by the name of Sateen.
Cast: Mel Ferrer, Glenn Ford, Lance Henriksen, John Huston, Shelley Winters
it was so naff i like it, evil little girl was played just right.
I mean....I liked the story. It was just weird enough to work. But good GOD does the soundtrack kill it. I know its from the late 70's but still.. can't handle it.
Think "space omen" with lots of birds and a disco soundtrack. Unique and ok.
Cool concept, good cast, great music - story lacks reasons for 'why'.
An interesting movie, to be sure. Slow in parts and doesn't always make a lot of sense. Great performance by the little girl, who managed to pull off a childish, gleeful form of evil while still being grounded in playing a kid. No idea why Sam Peckinpah is in this, but it's a kick to see him.