The Sentinel (1977)

Director
Michael Winner

Main cast
Chris Sarandon; Cristina Raines; Martin Balsam; José Ferrer; Burgess Meredith

Genres
Horror, Drama, Mystery

Description
A commitment-shy New York fashion model moves into an old brownstone apartment, meets her weird neighbours and discovers she’s sitting on the gateway to Hell.


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