The Supernaturals

  • 1987
  • Movie
  • R
  • Science Fiction, Thriller, War

Tough Sgt. Leona Hawkins (Nichelle Nichols) leads a group of Army trainees on a survival mission through the Alabama woodlands, where they have a number of strange experiences. Lt. Ray Ellis (Maxwell Caulfield) sees a ghostly woman appear and disappear; Pvt. Tim Cort (Bobby Di Cicco) finds a human skull; unexplained winds and scorched earth baffle the recruits;...read more

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Tough Sgt. Leona Hawkins (Nichelle Nichols) leads a group of Army trainees on a survival mission through the Alabama woodlands, where they have a number of strange experiences. Lt. Ray Ellis (Maxwell Caulfield) sees a ghostly woman appear and disappear; Pvt. Tim Cort (Bobby Di Cicco) finds

a human skull; unexplained winds and scorched earth baffle the recruits; and the group discovers an underground bunker. Then a series of unexplained murders occur, with the unseen attackers terrorizing the recruits' bivouac. When a deep fog descends on the camp, the trainees are at their most

vulnerable. Only then do they see their attackers--skeletal Confederate soldiers who have risen from their graves to continue their Civil War battles. Lacking the excessive gore, gratuitous nudity, amateurish acting, and tepid direction upon which many recent horror movies have thrived, THE

SUPERNATURALS (despite its nondescript title) proves to be an entertaining time if one can ignore the ridiculous premise. Besides its professional technical qualities, the film also boasts some superb performances from Caulfield (GREASE II; ELECTRIC DREAMS), Burton ("Roots" miniseries), Di Cicco

(THE PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENT; SPLASH), Nichols (the "Star Trek" films), Balsam, and Bancroft. Director Armand Mastroianni is very wise to keep the Confederate zombies out of sight for most of the picture: the greatest fear comes from the unseen attacker. The movie's strengths lie in its solid

characterizations and a fairly concise script.

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  • Released: 1987
  • Rating: R
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