The Crow : Salvation

Tag line : For Vengeance, For Justice, For Love.

The Crow : SalvationThe previous film may have only been a minor success, but it made enough money for the studios to commission a third outing. Much more similar in style to the original film, this one stars Eric Mabius ("Resident Evil") as Alex Corvis, who is wrongly convicted of the murder of his girlfriend by a bunch of corrupt cops and sent to the electric chair.

Needless to say, he doesn't spend much time in the morgue before his body is resurrected by a supernatural crow (don't they usually wait for a year before this happens?) and having donned the usual Alice Cooper style make up, the bodies of those who wronged him  quickly start to pile up in the morgue.

A pre-"Spiderman" Kirsten Dunst stars as the victim's sister, alongside Walt Goggins (Predators) as one of the corrupt cops and character actor Fred Ward (Tremors), who has a minor role as the police chief.

Not as good as the original, but much better than the second. This third film is an entertaining enough entry into the The Crow series. If you enjoyed the original I would say give it a go.

Overall marks 5/10.

Terrifying Trivia.

  • Rob Zombie was originally signed up to write and direct, but the studios disliked what he wanted to do, so was fired. His song "Living Dead Girl" features in the soundtrack however.

  • The film's budget was $10,000,000.

  • The name "Corvis" was a play-on the word "Corvus", which is the Latin for crow.

  • The guard with the pony tail who puts Alex's body in the chiller was stuntman Don Shanks, who played Michael Myers in "Halloween 5".

  • William Atherton, who plays Erin's father also appeared in "Ghostbusters", which also starred Ernie Hudson, who starred in the first film.

  • Apparently the "Alice Cooper" style face paint was supposed to be burnt skin and not actual make up.

  • Director Bharat Nalluri was offered several directors jobs after the release of this film. However, being British based, he decided to turn them down in favour of television work. However, being friends with Paul Anderson, he can often be found doing second unit direction work on films like "Resident Evil".

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