Have a Nice Weekend (1975)

Article 5182 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 6-15-2016
Directed by Michael Walters
Featuring Michael B. Miller, Peter Dompe, Valerie Shepherd
Country: USA
What it is: Psycho killer

A Vietnam veteran gathers family and friends together for a meeting at an isolated house on an island. Then people start getting killed…

It’s part early slasher film (though lovers of that sort of film won’t emerge from this one satisfied), part TEN LITTLE INDIANS-style whodunit, and part Sominex ingredient. It’s one of those movies that had the potential to be interesting, but the script is horribly uneven, it’s full of uninteresting characters with uninteresting problems all being underplayed at the same level by actors who seem to be mostly competent but bored, and the movie is devoid of any sense of fun or suspense. It appears to be one of those obscure forgotten regional movies that fully deserves its obscurity. For those interested in tackling it anyway, hold on a bit after “THE END” flashes up; there’s an epilogue that explains the movie… that is, if you care. I’m not sure I did.


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