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Intensity (1997)

Chyna Shepherd is a twenty-six-year-old psychology student who survived an extremely troubled past. While visiting Laura Templeton's house, a farm in the Napa Valley, a serial killer named ... See full summary »

Director:

Yves Simoneau

Writers:

Dean R. Koontz (novel) (as Dean Koontz), Stephen Tolkin (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John C. McGinley ... Edgler Foreman Vess
Molly Parker ... Chyna Shepherd
Blu Mankuma ... Ethan Trevaine
Lori Triolo ... Lori
Brent Stait ... Jim Woltz
Katie Stuart ... Young Chyna Shepherd
Deanna Milligan ... Laura Templeton
Kavan Smith ... Jack Templeton
Piper Laurie ... Miriam Braynard
Tori Paul Tori Paul ... Ariel Delane
Alex Diakun ... Mr. John Q. Citizen
Babs Chula ... Mrs. John Q. Citizen (as Babz Chula)
Alf Humphreys ... George Jespersen (as Alfred E. Humphreys)
Edmond Kato Wong Edmond Kato Wong ... Tom
Meredith Bain Woodward ... Sarah Templeton
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Storyline

Chyna Shepherd is a twenty-six-year-old psychology student who survived an extremely troubled past. While visiting Laura Templeton's house, a farm in the Napa Valley, a serial killer named Edgler Foreman Vess breaks into the house, taking Laura and killing her parents. Chyna survives and manages to follow him. In doing so, she learns of Vess's captive: a young, innocent girl, Ariel, trapped in Vess's home far from the Napa Valley. Chyna feels a great sense of responsibility for this girl, and she travels deeper into her nightmare. Written by Mike Yagnow <cato@frontiernet.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dean Koontz's Intensity See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

When Chyna and Edgler are forming words from letters in his name "Edgler Foreman Vess," Chyna says "hanger." There is no "H" in his name. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Chyna Shepherd: Chyna Shepherd, untouched and still alive.
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Intensity
16 October 2006 | by DLWofBDRSee all my reviews

When I read Dean Koontz's "Intensity", I thought it was the most exciting book I'd ever read. I was thrilled to find the movie on TV and delighted to have been able to catch it on tape.

Although there are some holes in the plot, it is so consistently riveting that I barely noticed those indiscretions. I do wish there had been more mention of Chyna's motivation for so boldly risking her life. The book explains (very well, I think) what drives her behavior, but if you see the movie before reading the book, you're left wondering if she's even crazier than her adversary.

Flaws in the plot or screen writing aside, I thought the acting was superb, especially McGinley's chilling portrayal of the ultimate adrenaline junkie. He manages to paint him not as the deranged nutcase that we'd expect, but rather as an evil and sadistic, yet perfectly sane and sensible sociopath. And THAT is the scariest aspect of the movie.

I would highly recommend this movie for anyone who likes a good thriller. It's well worth the 4 or so hours that it runs, if you can find it on TV. You may catch a flub or two, or even not like it at all, but I bet you'll never forget it!


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