The Oracle is a 1985 supernatural horror film directed by adult film director Roberta Findlay.
Jennifer receives a fortune telling game called The Oracle that isn't all it seems. It's an instrument of revenge housing the spirit of a murdered industrialist who is using her to avenge his death.
This film contains examples of:
- Best Served Cold: The Oracle itself. It wants to avenge the murder of the industrialist William Graham.
- Car Fu: One attempt on Jennifer's life involves this; when one of the killers sees her out in the open from her car, she hits the gas pedal and goes after her at top speed with intent to mow her down.
- Demonic Possession: The Oracle does this to Jennifer to get her to cooperate in the investigation of his murder.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Try to destroy The Oracle before its purpose is fulfilled, and you're dead. See Driven to Suicide and Off with His Head!.
- Driven to Suicide: The trash man who is put in charge of destroying The Oracle, via hallucinations of creatures attacking him. As the creatures aren't real, he ends up stabbing himself, including in the eye.
- Go Among Mad People: At one point late in the film, the attempts on Jennifer's life end up getting her put in the nuthouse. Granted, by the time the museum chase is over, she's in hysterics, so the museum guard does the only thing he can do for her at this point: call the men in white coats.
- Horror Doesn't Settle for Simple Tuesday: As indicated by the set decorations (including a Christmas tree and decorations), some of the music, and dialogue, the film takes place during Christmas and New Year's.
- Off with His Head!: Jennifer's husband tries to destroy The Oracle later in the film and pays for it with his head... which is then burned.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: The Oracle just wants William Graham's murder solved and will do anything, even murder, to accomplish that goal.