CLASS REUNION MASSACRE (1978) aka The Redeemer: Son of Satan! was not quite what I expected - I thought that this was going to be a Satanic slasher film but it was definitely more of a twisted religious film.
Not a very convincing religious movie, be it considered slasher film OR Satanic horror. The story itself, is not very believable and is played out as if it were a typical slasher movie; six former students attend their tenth year class reunion and get murdered. The murders have something to do with a child (son of Satan?) who comes into sight out of an inland lake and a mysterious, zealot preacher.
There is no suspense. There really aren't characters, only some that classify as religious archetypes. The biggest problem is that the movie is two things that directly counteract each other: religion vs Satan. You watch former students getting stabbed by a religious preacher.
Being a lover of horror films and watching the good, the bad, and the just Really bad, it was comforting to watch a bizarre old 70's horror film.
A mysteriously strange premise for a horror film, but not great execution. There are no twists, no surprises, and at the end of the film, you feel like the movie was more about seeing former students get killed than watching a religious Satanic story.