The Slayer (1982)

Article 2627 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 6-14-2008
Posting Date: 10-22-2008
Directed by J.S. Cardone
Featuring Sarah Kendall, Frederick Flynn, Carol Kottenbrook
Country: USA

Two couples take a vacation on an island. A murderer begins killing them off. One of the women believes it’s something from her dreams.

The threat is not your average slasher villain and one of the death scenes is conceived (though not shot) with a certain degree of humorous irony. Unfortunately, the rest of the movie is horror-by-the-numbers, with a plot stretched too thin for the movie’s length and augmented with padding; this is one of those movies where people spend lots of time searching for other people and calling out their names. Indifferent acting, a weak script, and an overabundance of overfamiliar horror cliches make this one a bore. Throw in a dumb ending and you have another reason to skip this one.



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