Motion Picture Purgatory: HIGHPOINT (1982)

RITUALS director Peter Carter and screenwriter Ian Sutherland re-teamed a few years after their classic Canuck backwoods horror entry to give everyone the sluggish Hitchcockian comedy thriller they didn’t know they wanted. The wildly convoluted HIGHPOINT (1982), based almost entirely around a last-minute eye-popping stunt, was temporarily shelved and subject to reshoots. Still, as Rick Trembles covers in his latest Motion Picture Purgatory, it’s probably the only place you can see Christopher Plummer and Richard Harris face off on top of one of Canada’s biggest tourist attractions. Rick sez: