6 January 2000 | tionna
A V.C. Andrews novel brought to life!
I saw "Illusions" last night at 3 AM and this movie was pure enjoyment for me! It was totally 80's-ish schlock, like a horror novel written for teenagers. However, I enjoyed the movie not because of the storyline, which was rather predictable, but more because of the actors and my nostalgia for horror movies from the 80's. I was surprised to learn that this TV movie was made in the 90's and not the 80's. Emma Samms was perfect as the evil sister-in-law, and it was nice to see Heather Locklear in a good role, since I'm used to seeing her on "Melrose Place."
This movie has everything -- schemes you can see from a mile away, people who turn out to be totally different from what they seem to be, hallucinations, dreams, ghost stories, a house in the country with an ever-so-helpful caretaker, murder plots, and so on. The strangest part of it was that a lot of the narration sounded like it was done by someone other than Heather Locklear. Anyway, I would recommend this movie as a nice getaway from reality.