Saturday, October 06, 2012

New Year's Evil

You know you're in for an interesting time when a slasher movie has its own them song. Sometimes you have to wait until the end like in My Bloody Valentine. Other times, like in New Year's Evil, you hear it right off the bat. And then several times more thanks to it being a song sung by a band on the tv show in the movie. Just nod along.

Anyhow, I was looking for something horror-related to watch last night and since I taped this off TCM a few months ago, why not clear off my DVR in the process?

It's an entertaining movie, following a killer and spending quite a bit of time with him as he kills people as the New Year hits in different time zones and phones in the recordings he makes to a woman hosting a New Wave New Year's Countdown. He goes through a variety of disguises as he kills, from orderly to cop to priest to porno mustache. Most of the kills are rather bland but the music and total 80s immersion make it worth it. It's such a great slice of what made that decade ridiculous at times.

Plus there's a young Teri Copley as a teenager who is preyed upon by the killer. Also, there's an awesome voice changer that the killer uses when phoning in to the show. And the bizarre son of the tv host who wears her stockings over his face for some of the movie.

Might be something you want to watch closer to the holidays instead of October, but it's worth a look.

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