Friday, February 20

Fatal Games (1984)


Directed by Michael Elliot
88 Minutes / Media Entertainment / Cropped from 1.85:1 to full screen

A team of young Olympic hopefuls have their dreams speared quite literally by a hooded figure that stalks their gymnasium.

Decent if silly slasher that starts off a bit slow but finishes unexpectedly strong. The athletic cast do a fine job and frequently (at least the girls) get in the buff. Sparse blood and the lack of variety in kills might put off some, but the twists and turns at the climax are worth the wait for the sheer wackiness. I could see this fitting into Code Red's "'80s time capsule" DVD catalog perfectly.

Film: 5.5/10
VHS Picture: 5/10
VHS Sound: 4/10

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