Cinema: Doomsday

PROPHECY

Directed by John Frankenheimer Screenplay by David Seltzer

If this tepid horror movie had been made for peanuts by struggling B-movie makers, it would be easy to forgive and forget. But Prophecy is the work of a major director, John Frankenheimer (The Manchurian Candidate), working with a major budget ($8 million) for a major studio (Paramount). Prophecy is silly, overproduced and boring: there isn't a single scary moment. When the audience shrieks, it is only because the characters are too stupid to get out of harm's painfully obvious way.

The first hour is...

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