Kick'em In The Ghoulies

"It's The Only Way To Survive"

Classic Film Review

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Once again Cynthia Rothrock returns to the fray this time in a film made in 1996 where she plays a psychologist Janna Dane who comes home to find a break in and her sister and nephew dead .

What she also does not expect is to find that intruders  are still there and after a fight she is bashed on the head and wakes up in hospital only to find she has gained psychic abilities.

And in  turn becomes obsessed with finding her sisters killers and becomes a vigilante by night and Psychologist by day.

The film also stars the late MAKO in a small cameo role as a store attendant.

Now Jana works for the forensics department helping with criminal cases where she meets a new colleague  in the form of Kurt McKinney , yes it's the guy who starred in No retreat No Surrender .

She also works at a psychologist institute where she helps Chekov from yes Star Trek ,  of course he does not play Chekov here.

This is where she also discovers her abilities to sense happenings by touching belongings of people or Item's  they have touched , this sets us up for Cynthia stopping some criminal activities that happen when she's out and about and also gives us a chance to see her in action doing what she does best .

And that is beat guys up with style , and i must say even though this is a later film of hers the action we are treated to here is blinding. She stops a store robbery in progress and then later a robbery come rape victim she helps which leads her to one of the perpetrators that killed her sister.

Some butt kicking takes place that will entertain. 

On top of this you have a cop that does not seem to be to bothered by her ordeal and just wants her to back off.

All in all this is a classy film and one not all Cynthia fans would have seen as it's not one i remember as high profile and found my copy on Amazon .

Kurt McKinney does get to do a little but not enough to steel the show.

Cynthia rocks once again in a film though shot on a budget showcases her fighting skills to perfection,and we are treated to many action scenes and even one with Cynthia doing a Kata in her Underwear.  

Highly recommended for any fight fan and if your in to Cynthia Rothrock this is one film to track down.

Also of note is to look out for the legendary Yuen Tak who appears as one of the fighters in the movie.

Review by Sertes Nake 

Updated - February 2021


Cynthia Rothrock

Martial Artist / Actress / Instructor 

Probably one of the Most famous Female Martial Arts action stars who broke into the Hong Kong Film Industry in the 80's and 90's .
With a Huge library of action films under her belt , both Eastern and Western very few have come close to the world wide recognition Cynthia Rothrock has gained by legions of fans .
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Director : Paul Maslak

Writers : Robert Easter  / Paul Maslak / Neva Friedenn

Starring : Cynthia Rothrock
Kurt Mc'Kinney 
Tony Lo Bianco
Walter Koenig
Max Thayer 
Brad Dourif
Art Camacho
Yuen Tak

Year: 1996

Release : February 1997

Language : English