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This review is from: The Fury [VHS] (VHS Tape)
The Fury is a deliberate attempt by director Brian dePalma to capitalize on the unexpected success of Carrie (released the previous year). All the usual elements found in many supernatural thrillers of the 70's are here in force, with blood-letting a-plenty - even by todays strandards it's gore quota is high - and stirrings of demonic conspiracy. Kirk Douglas spends most of the film in an agonizing search for his (kidnapped by those who wish to exploit his kinetic powers) and brings his customary grit and panache to the role. The brilliant John Cassavetes also does all that is required as the villain of the piece, but was probably just raising cash for his own next movie project! Amy Irving who survived the highschool apocalypse of Carrie, returns to the dePalma stable and is suitably maniacal. Brian dePalma turns in a movie which is slick, professional and not without menace, but the film just lies there, lacking that extra spark that would, by now, have elevated it to classic status.