SAVAGE WEEKEND (1979)
Article 2017 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 9-22-2006
Posting Date: 2-19-2007
Directed by David Paulsen and John Mason Kirby
Featuring Chrisopher Allport, Jim Doerr, David Gale
Several people from New York City go upstate to supervise the building of a boat, and find themselves targets of a masked killer.
Apparently this slasher movie was filmed in 1976 before HALLOWEEN kicked off the genre, but was not released until afterwards. I can see why. I found it extremely dull, despite the copious amount of nudity, sex and fetishism. Part of the reason is that the acting is quite poor at times, but the fact is that most of the characters are so unpleasant that you don’t really care what happens to them. It’s also littered with some uninteresting subplots. The movie can’t even work up much suspense when the murders start happening. It does work up a bit of excitement towards the end when two central characters engage in a fight, one armed with a machete and the other with a chainsaw, but it’s too little, too late. Not recommended.