Black Rainbow (1989)

Black Rainbow (1989)

Released: 1989
Genre: Genre, Horror, Thriller
Director: Mike Hodges
Starring: Tom Hulce, Jason Robards, Rosanna Arquette, ,
Run time: 103 min
IMDb: 5.9/10
Country: UK
Views: 176578


Martha Travis is a medium who makes contact with spirits “on the other side” and connects them with their loved ones still alive, in public performances. Trouble begins when she gives a message to Mary Kuron from her husband, Tom. But Tom isn’t dead – yet. And Martha not only knows he will die, she also knows who killed him. And the murderer knows she knows. Her exploitative elderly alcoholic father and manager, Walter Travis, and Gary Wallace, a skeptical investigative reporter fascinated by the story who eventually falls for Martha, try to protect her, and so does the skeptical police – or do they.
Written by
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User Reviews: Black Rainbow is a low-budget mystery with supernatural overtones, a rare genre that I’m particularly fond of. The sound and the picture quality on the print I saw was not great but was certainly watchable. I really enjoyed the premise: a fake psychic starts actually prophesizing people’s deaths — both the why and how — which makes her a target for a hit man. Arquette is pretty good in the role — kind of a mystical and ethereal nymphomaniac and Robards is great as always. The plot meanders a bit and sometimes gets a little slow, but I still enjoyed it. The ending didn’t really make a lot of sense to me — maybe I missed something earlier in the movie — but I was surprised by this ending and liked it even if though it didn’t seem to be supported by the rest of the movie.

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