There are certain actors whose work I almost always enjoy. Consequently, I'll often watch things based solely on the appearance of one of those actors.
So when I found out that Jeffrey Combs will be in the upcoming release from Anchor Bay, "Voodoo Moon," it got my attention. Heck, I caught an episode of "CSI" the other day with him in it. His first listed credit on IMDB is a small part in "Honky Tonk Freeway," a movie from 1981 that I remember solely because a little kid (Peter Billingsley of "A Christmas Story" fame) pees on the side of the road, which I found supremely funny at the time. I should add that I was about 6 or 7 at the time.
Anyhow, here's the synopsis from the press release:
Twenty years ago, a demonic massacre in a sleepy Southern town left two young siblings as the lone survivors. But for adult Cole (Eric Mabius) and his younger sister Heather (Charisma Carpenter), an obsession with their parents' satanic slaughter has lasted a lifetime. Now through Cole's psychic connection with a group that includes an outlaw biker (John Amos, "The West Wing," "Die Hard 2: Die Harder"), a traumatized cop (Jeffrey Combs, "Re-Animator") and a mysterious healer (Dee Wallace , "Cujo" and "The Howling"), vengeance is about to take a very unholy turn. Tonight they will all be brought together in a place where depraved secrets are exposed, legions of the damned are unleashed, and the final battle between Good and Evil will be fought beneath the Voodoo Moon…
As Abraham Lincoln once said, "For those who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they like." That's exactly how I feel about the movies I watch.