THE MUTILATOR (1985)
aka Fall Break
Article 3963 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by Buddy Cooper
Featuring Matt Mitler, Ruth Martinez, Bill Hitchcock
What it is: Slasher
Years ago, a young boy accidentally kills his mother while cleaning a shotgun. In the present, the boy, now a teenager, goes to spend fall break with a bunch of friends at a seaside condo owned by his dad. But soon his friends start dying one by one…
Here we are back in slasher territory again. The script is bad, the acting is weak, the direction is tepid, the characters are annoying, the music is strangely inappropriate, and it opts for every slasher cliche that it gets near. There’s a bit of nudity, and the violence and gore are a bit on the nasty side, which is probably why the movie has its share of defenders. That’s all I really have to say about this one; those who still want to see it will probably like it well enough.