6 comments on “Angel Heart (1987)

  1. Hi! Sorry you didn’t quite like this but I’m glad you posted it to see this film get some attention. I wasn’t aware it’s considered a cult classic. It’s been on my top “disturbing” films list forever. It “gets to me” on several levels. I can’t count the time I used to spend with friends discussing the significance of he fans appearing in certain scenes. Anyway – thanks for posting.

    Aurora

    • Haha, I always feel bad whenever I don’t like what’s recommended to me. I have seen this on numerous cult classic lists so your just cooler for knowing it before it was cult lol.

  2. I don’t know if I’d go as far as to call this a cult classic. It made a big splash when it came out, mostly because of the notoriety of Bonet, an actress on a goody-goody TV show, playing a sexual role in a movie. Cosby pretty much has said that Bonet was fired because of this movie and the “negative association” it caused for his show. The MPAA wasn’t as uptight about sex back in the 80s as they are now. The film got the rating it did not for the sex scene, but because of the vast amounts of blood during it that you mentioned. The combination of sexual imagery and violent/gory imagery is what earned it the rating. Nowadays the MPAA would give the blood a PG-13 rating, but the sex an NC-17.

    • I’m starting to wonder if the cult classic lists this is on are wrong because several comments have mentioned it’s not a cult classic lol. Don’t get me started on the crazy regulations about the MPAA. I definitely agree this would get a lesser rating now with regards to the blood and violence….damn MPAA.

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