Friday, May 1, 2009

Fatal Games (1984)

2 / 5 Apr '09
Tagline: The second prize is death!
Directed by: Michael Elliot
Written by: Rafael Bunuel, Michael Elliot
Actors include: Sean Masterson, Lynn Banashek, Sally Kirkland
Genre: Horror
Length: 88 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

Have you thought to yourself that the horror world has been overlooking the javelin as a weapon? Do you wonder why horror movies don't have more pointless nudity and plenty of boring sporting events and product placements between deaths? This movie may fulfill your fantasies and many more! Okay so it was wooden, poorly acted, you can tell who the killer is early on and it's really cheaply made. The first hour and ten minutes are so very dull, even with multiple javelin deaths! It's just sort of poorly written and I was just wishing I'd picked a better movie. There is one hugely redeeming quality about this one though and that is the awesome ending. It actually made the movie make sense, plus it was a really campy treat and the "why" factor is one I hadn't thought of. If only getting to the good part weren't so painful! Still I'm glad someone made a movie about this, it's one heck of a strange one and I'm sure fans of bad cinema will get the most from this 'un.

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