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Dark Angel: The Ascent

USA/Romania 1994
produced by
Vlad Paunescu, Oana Paunescu, Charles Band (executive), Debra Dion (executive) for Full Moon
directed by Linda Hassani
starring Angela Featherstone, Daniel Markel, Mike Genovese, Charlotte Stewart, Nicholas Worth, Michael C. Mahon, Milton James, Cristina Stoica, Ion Haiduc, Cornel Scripcaru, Cerasela Stan, Mihai Dinvale, Adrian Ciobanu, Valentin Popescu, Derek Jerome Jenova, Kehli O'Byrne, Victoria Cocias, Florin Ionescu, Stefan Velniciuc, Monica Ghiuta, Corina Danila, Wilhelmina Câta, Stelian Nistor, Patricia Popa, Frederic Hassani
written by Matthew Bright, music by Fuzzbee Morse, special makeup effects by Michael S. Deak/AlchemyFX

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Veronica (Angela Featherstone) is sick of life in hell, and is sick of her father (Nicholas Worth), who's mostly into punishing those sent to hell, so she escapes through an opening to the upper world, which she expected to be the promised land ... but she soon finds that there is more evil on earth than in hell, and to follow her calling as a fallen angel, she punishes those who do wrong, tears them apart and often eats their intestines or feeds them to her dog, and then sends them to hell. But Veronica only does what's right in her understanding of things, she is not a ruthless killer and thus spares those innocent enough, including the two detectives (Mike Genovese, Michael C. Mahon) hot on her trail. And she finds love in Max (Daniel Markel), a doctor who saved her life after a car accident (at least in his understanding, she's in fact not that easy to kill) and later took her in when he saw she was terribly unfit for the way of the humans. To him, she even gives away her secret - even if he's not very likely to believe it. But Veronica is on a big mission, too, to overthrow the mayor (Milton James) of the city who's crookeder than crooked - but while she so far was met with little resistance when going again street thugs and the like, the mayor's warned and thus closely guarded, and Veronica can take more than any human, but she's by no means invincible ...


Now I won't for one minute claim Dark Angel: The Ascent is a masterpiece, far from it, it's a modestly budgeted pulpy horror/fantasy hybrid based on a simplistic script and carried by a rather functional directorial effort without and real highlights. But at the same time, the film (as do many Full Moon flicks from the era, actually) delivers exactly what you'd expect from a direct-to-video genre movie from the early to mid 1990s: It's somewhat comicbooky in approach, it makes a far-fetched premise work somehow, it has its gruesome bits in all the right places and finds some comedy in the proceedings as well, there are monsters and sexy bits, and overall it's much more fun to watch than one would expect it to be!


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