Would this movie have fared better now?
I just watched this movie by accident. Just got pulled in by the cinematography at the beginning, and the setting. Awesome stuff. Then I saw Lance Henriksen played in it, and I was sold.
I mean really, apart from the ending, and some other minor problems, this movie is really excellent. It's kind of funny, it looks kind of X-Files/Millennium-ish with a small dash of Se7en. All before any of them, and it even looks like it's partly recorded in Vancouver. Stellar atmosphere. When I saw Conrad Hall photographed it I wasn't surprised.
Too bad it misses just that little zing to make it really excellent. But by all means, beats the crap out of most thrillers of this sort. Weird that it flopped. Makes me wonder if it would have fared better closer to Se7en, and with a different ending. I mean, how did it do critically? Really strange if critics gave it the thumbs down, because it's way ahead of it's time (or just right, with X-Files just started/about to begin).