Soulkeeper (2001) from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)

Straight-to-vid film in the genre which includes
  • unspeakable evil, usually accompanied by bad Eastern European accents and saurian monsters.
  • heroes who make jokes because they don't believe in the supernatural
  • breasts
Brad Dourif, Robert Davi, and Karen Black supply the silly accents. Two young guys named Rodney Rowland and Kevin Patrick Walls provide the one-liners. Various anonymous cute tootsies provide breasts and buns. Tiny Lister, Michael Ironside, and Ali Landry provide decoration and atmosphere. The monster is the usual raptor-lookin' mofo.

OK film if you have nothing to do. The progress of plot is hard to follow, but the babes are cute and some of the jokes are pretty funny. Examples: 


quite a bit, but I don;t know who they are. See the main commentary.
 "Do you believe there are things that cannot be explained?"

"Well, yeah, there's UFO's and the success of the Backstreet Boys."


"And then they intend to raise the dead ..."

"Well, what's so bad about that? It would have to help the Top 40"

DVD info from Amazon

  • Widescreen anamorphic, 1.85:1 (I guess they hoped for a theatrical release)

  • quite a few features for an obscure film. It has two short featurettes about the production

Before battling evil, the two guys have to purify their souls, so they go to confession and admit to everything short of the Lindbergh kidnapping! In the middle of the battle, one of them says "godammit", and has to leave, because his soul is no longer sin-free!

Tiny Lister plays the man with the most perfect penis. They sure talked about this enough.

Brad Dourif and Karen Black make fools of themselves intentionally in campy over-the-top performances. Wait until you hear Dourif's accent! 

The Critics Vote

  • no reviews online

The People Vote ...

  • With their votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters score it 6.7. I'll be surprised if it stays that high! 
IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a C. Watchable comedy-horror film.

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