Communion (1976 / 1981RR) US 1 Sheet Poster
The retitled rereleased version of Alfred Sole’s sleeper classic - which lost nine minutes from its original running time of 107 minutes. Sole's first (sex) film - Deep Sleep (funded by the mob who 'removed' a talkative actor) embroiled him in the underbelly of New Jersey filmmaking. There’s still a rough edge to Communion, and his use of unfamiliar faces adds to the timelessness of the atmosphere. Yes, it’s Brooke Shields’ feature debut, but much more than that.
A great, disturbing piece, with a suitably macabre masked and rain-coated killer. Sole eventually gave up the relentless hustle of making low budget movies and became a highly respected Production Designer instead.
Aka: Alice, Sweet Alice / The Mask Murders
Condition: VERY FINE
Cast: Linda Miller, Mildren Clinton, Paula E. Sheppard, Brooke Shields, Alphonso DeNoble