Holocaust 2000

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Holocaust 2000
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Directed by Alberto De Martino
Produced by Edmondo Amati[1]
Screenplay by
Story by
  • Sergio Donati
  • Alberto De Martino[1]
Starring
Music by Ennio Morricone[1]
Cinematography Erico Menczer[1]
Edited by Vincenzo Tomassi[1]
Production
companies
  • Embassy Productions
  • Aston Film[1]
Release date
  • 1977 (1977)
Country
  • Italy
  • United Kingdom[1]

Holocaust 2000 is a 1977 British-Italian horror film directed by Alberto De Martino and starring Kirk Douglas.[2][3]

Despite doomsday warnings from throngs of locals, wealthy industrialist Robert Caine (Kirk Douglas) makes the controversial decision to build a nuclear power plant near a sacred cave in the Middle East. But before Caine can reap the benefits of his latest bid for global domination, he discovers that his son, Angel (Simon Ward), is the Antichrist, who is planning to use his father's project to trigger the end of the world.

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Reception[edit]

In contemporary reviews, the Monthly Film Bulletin referred to the film as "the wildest farrago yet to have come out of the demonology genre".[1] The review found that "the religious allegory adds little weight to the confusion of the plot"[1]

In a retrospective review, AllMovie described the film as a rip-off of The Omen but still "offers some creepy fun for fans of Euro-horror."[4] The review noted unique additions to the plot such as political and corporate intrigue and the fear of nuclear energy and civil unrest in the Middle East."[4] The review also noted De Martino, who "gives the film a glossy touch during the non-horror moments but brings plenty of verve to the shocks: his best moment is a nightmare sequence in which Douglas hallucinates the nuclear plant he is working on rising from the sea and transforming into a multi-headed hydra."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Holocaust 2000". Monthly Film Bulletin. Vol. 45 no. 528. London: British Film Institute. 1978. pp. 47–48. 
  2. ^ "New York Times: Holocaust 2000". NY Times. Retrieved 1 September 2008. 
  3. ^ "Holocaust 2000 (1977)". British Horror Films. Retrieved 3 November 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c Guarisco, Donald. "The Chosen (1978)". AllMovie. Retrieved 18 December 2016. 

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