Jackals Storyline

Set in the 1980s, an estranged family hires a cult deprogrammer to take back their teenage son from a murderous cult, but find themselves under siege when the cultists surround their cabin, demanding the boy back.

Justin (Ben Sullivan) is a member of a cult (1983). Not like a move to Portland type cult, but more like a Manson family cult with masks. He is abducted by his own family who take him to a remote cabin for deprogramming. Before they can make any real headway, the cult shows up and the film becomes more like an “Anarchy” or “Mischief Night” type of film. No burlap masks. Break out the fog machines.

We get character introduction of the family, but know nothing of the cult, most likely so we can share in the scare. The film opens with some really bad shooting. It was done from the killer’s point of view, like a head cam except he wasn’t wearing one. After the man kills two people and lets a third one see him, he puts on a mask to kill the third person….why? Also he is creeping around with a flashlight, the only light in the room. The light, as expected is out in front of him, yet we somehow see his shadow from the filming light. Was this done for effect for us or a goof? At some point in time I would have killed Justin and tossed him out the upstairs window with his friend. My family rolls a little different. Alyssa Julya Smith (Fox Girl) has cracked open the door to be the next Sherie Moon Zombie.


Credited cast:
Deborah Kara Unger Deborah Kara Unger
Kathy Powell
Stephen Dorff Stephen Dorff
Jimmy Levine
Johnathon Schaech Johnathon Schaech
Andrew Powell
Nick Roux Nick Roux
Campbell Powell
Alyssa Julya Smith Alyssa Julya Smith
Fox Girl
Chelsea Ricketts Chelsea Ricketts
Jason Scott Jenkins Jason Scott Jenkins
Lead Cultist
Ben Sullivan Ben Sullivan
Justin Powell
Alex Kingi Alex Kingi
Cassie Hernandez Cassie Hernandez
Alex Castillo Alex Castillo
Carol Abney Carol Abney