Wednesday, October 08, 2014


Moonchild is a 1974 film starring John Carradine, Victor Buono, Pat Renella, and William Challee. Definitely off-beat. It's slow and preachy, though, and a bit belabored.

As proof that I'm not the only one who found it a bit confusing, I offer the following two descriptions:
  1. Rotten Tomatoes offers this plot synopsis: "A young man finds himself trapped in a cycle of reincarnation, reliving the same twenty five years over and over, in this strange drama that was the master's thesis at USC for filmmaker Alan Gadney."
  2. Imdb offers this plot summary: "A young artists spends the night at a mysterious inn, where he meets a group of strange, sullen people, among them the innkeeper's beautiful daughter. What he doesn't know is that he has wandered into a kind of spiritual void, and the inn's residents are engaging in a battle over his soul."
Sounds like 2 completely different films to me.

I'm impressed someone could get stars with names I recognize to participate in his master's thesis!

via youtube:

Reviews are scarce. MSN has an overview and considers it a "thriller". says, "Primarily, the fun is Victor Buono. His flamboyant over-acting is the highlight of what would otherwise be a muddle of a movie" and, "Fans of New Age mysticism may find the film intriguing."

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