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The Mutilator (1984)

R | | Horror | 4 January 1985 (USA)
A teenager who accidentally committed matricide finds himself being hunted together with his girlfriend and mates by his now crazed father.

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Matt Mitler ...
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Pam
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Sue
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Morey Lampley ...
Jack Chatham ...
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Cop
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Pamela Weddle Cooper ...
Jimmy Guthrie ...
Bartender
George Sutton ...
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Steve Davis ...
Student In Bar
Tom Outlaw ...
Student In Bar
Pat Jordon ...
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A group of teenagers decide to take a vacation at the beach house of one of their fathers. The kid whose father owns the house just happened to accidentally kill his mother when he was a child. When they get to the house, the father has mysteriously disappeared. Hmmm... Written by Josh Pasnak <[email protected]>

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Fall Break  »

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$450,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Director cameo: Buddy Cooper is the bloodied man in the photograph in Big Ed's trophy room. See more »

Quotes

Ralph: So my philosophy is, let's have some beer.
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Connections

Referenced in Remote Control (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Fall Break
Theme
Written by Michael Minard and Arthur Resnick
Performed by Peter Yellen and The Breakers (Sanchie Bobrow, Buddy Cooper, Marty Fogel, Anthony Franklin, John Hill, Matthew Hill, Gregg Hollister, Gary Solomon, Abe Speller, Neil B. Whitford (as Neil Whitford))
Associate Producer: Gary Solomon
Music programmer: Rick Stevenson
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One of the best slashers PERIOD!
18 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, pickypants, which slasher flick HAS a good plot/acting/script? Well, I'm waiting.... Yeah, that's what I thought. This is a straight up old-school stalk-and-slash entry with(imagined)child-killing, unrepentant nastiness, bad hair, and all of those things that made 80's slash-fests so bad they were good. This didn't have the budget of "the Burning" or "the Prowler", but it is an impressive effort nonetheless. Quintessentially American, by-the-numbers slasher that delivers the (gore)goods. ALL of the versions available are video-to-DVDR bootlegs, so don't spend a lot of money on this until(or IF...are you listening, Blue Underground? Synapse? Somebody?) someone comes up with a digital transfer. If the "fishhook(gaffe, actually)" scene lasts more than a few seconds, you are seeing the uncut version of this worthy entry into every gorehound's library. We're going' on a fall break(fall break)! P.S. why did they go swimming in a pool when the ocean is right there? who cares, "the Mutilator" rules!


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