96 Souls

Lab accidents have created superhero characters as diverse and mighty as the Flash and the Incredible Hulk, but in this particular instance they spawn the somewhat lame power of super-smell -- which then somehow later becomes the ability to see the true inner selves of deceptive humans.

If you think these abilities could be used to save the world, you are vastly overestimating the budget of this movie. Researcher Jack Sutree (Grinnell Morris, of TV's Married Without Kids) uses his newfound ability first to enhance jury screenings, and later to help out a homeless musician (Toyin Moses) whose arc so explicitly draws from Crystal Waters' 1991 song "Gypsy Woman" (La da dee, la da da) that she actually sings the retro hit before the film is done.
Every trope of no-budget filmmaking is present here, from the too-long running time (one hour and 49 minutes) to the spotlessly clean, off-the-rack costumes worn by amateurish actors in impeccable settings. That some of the super-visions manage to disturb regardless is arguably a testament to writer-director Stanley Jacobs, but he'd have been better off keeping this as his demo reel and showing whatever he does next to the public at large.



  • Stanley Jacobs


  • Grinnell Morris
  • Sid Veda
  • Paul Statman
  • Toyin Moses
  • J. Michael Silver


  • Stanley Jacobs

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