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When a Stranger Calls (1979)

When a Stranger Calls (1979)

Country: USA

Director: Fred Walton

Main Stars: Carol Kane, Charles During, Rutanya Alda

Storyline: A babysitter gets terrorized by a stalking killer.

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Seven years later the killer escapes and now tracks down Jill and starts the torment again but this time with her own children. This whole idea is classic when it comes to horror films but unfortunately all the good stuff is all in the first half of the film and then it all falls flat. It’s too bad as the beginning of the film is great and actually chilling.

Rating: You can’t really get more classic babysitting horror then this film as this is where it all began but it is almost becomes unbearable after that. Grab some beers, sit alone, throw some kids in bed upstairs and at least get the beginning in.. as this is a classic.

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6/10 Beers!

Yacker

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April Fool’s Day (1986)

April Fool’s Day (1986)

Country:  USA

Director:  Fred Walton

Main StarsDeborah Foreman, Griffon O’Neal, Clayton Rohner, Deborah Goodrich, Amy Steel

Storyline:  Friends go to a remote island for a weekend and end up in a weekend of murder.

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Review (Spoils): Muffy (Deborah Foreman) invites some of her closest friends over to a remote island to have some fun.  We the typical list of friends the babe, the hunk with the ego, the redneck, the clown, the nerd and the filler that you can kill off in between. Too be honest this movie has no real substance at all and most if not all the kills are off scene (for a reason). Sure Muffy gets weirder as the movie moves along but there juts is not enough to keep an interest.  Also once the ending gets revealed you are let down and right there you feel you want that hour and half of your life back. Sorry but this movie was a waste of time and boring as hell.

Rating:  This movie sucked and even years later and re-watching it still sucks.  Total waste of time and the only thing this movie had going for it was the 80s babe Nikki (Deborah Goodrich) but there is not enough to hold its own.  The joke here is the movie itself.

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2/10 Beers!

Yacker

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