Wednesday, January 1, 2014
NEW YEAR'S EVIL (1980)
As far as holiday slasher flicks go this one is pretty ordinary and kinda dull. It lacks any real gore and has a very simple plot about a guy killing women at the stroke of midnight in each different time zone across America. One the plus side there is a ridiculously metal theme song, a bunch of pseudo-punk bands play, Pinky Tuscadero from HAPPY DAYS stars(not sure if this one is really a plus or not) and they give the killer a dumb Stan Laurel mask but that's not until the very end. They also set this up for a sequel which I'm pretty sure never happened since this was a big flop when it was originally released.
There's one scene in this where are murderer goes to a drive-in and watches a trailer for a BLOOD FEAST (not the H.G. Lewis one) and BLOOD BATH double feature that looks just delightful: