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Eyes of a Stranger (1981)

Eyes of a Stranger (1981)

Country:  USA

Director:  Ken Wiederhorn

Main Stars:  Lauren Tewes, Jenifer Jason Leigh, John DiSeanti

Storyline:  Women are being murdered and a new host is on the hunt who it might be

Review (Spoils): I was about 5min into this film and knew that I was in love with it. It screamed late 70s early 80s horror. It has the grainy feel and it reminded me of Dressed to Kill or something from Dario. From the opening seeing of the dead girl in the creek to almost end I was in entranced with this film. It screamed classic Yacker horror film. We have a noisy new anchor named Jane who is upset with all murders of women and she believes she knows who the killer could be and because of it she might have placed her mute sister Tracy in trouble.

The film has the typical weird lonely man killing and raping women as the cute Jane tries to save the world. Yes, the feel can be uneasily but what the fuck do you want it’s a horror film. The blood is a nice light pink in this film and yes, the ending can be cheesy, but they have some cool kills in this film. A nasty beheading with a meat cleaver, some throat slits, some stabs and a few ripped blouses. Sure, we have some characters doing stupid shit, but this film still rocked.

Rating:  If you like Dario, Dressed to Kill or Maniac (the original) you will need to check this out. This movie was fun and I have to thank my wife for finding it as the more I think about it the more of gem this is. Don’t forget the feed the fishes!

7/10 Beers!

Yacker

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Return of the Living Dead 2 (1988)

Return of the Living Dead 2 (1988)

Country: USA

Director: Ken Wiederhorn

Main Stars: James Karen, Thor Van Lingen, Thom Matthews, Suzanne Snyder, Marsha Dietlein

Storyline: After the first film a radioactive container gets dropped in the sewer system causing zombies to return.

MV5BMTMyNTY2NTc5N15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMTU0OTg5._V1_SX214_AL_Review (Spoils): The zombies are back and they want more BRAINS! Following the idea of the first film we have a stoned driver who was not paying attention and a container of radioactive stuff gets dumped in the water system. The dead started to walk as a young group of men stealing skulls come across them, a young kid who wants to be cool and his teenage sister and hunky cable guy. The film is not to be taken serious just like the first one and there is lots of one liners, screaming, talking zombies, stupid reactions, some blood, yellow and black goo, the classic finger bite, brains being eaten, talking heads and bouncing zombie hands.

More yelling and screaming then anything but the zombies are not bad except for the odd one that is supposed to be funny. We have the annoying yet hot redhead Suzanne Snyder screaming through most of it.

Rating: Not as good as the first one we have another entry for the Return of the Living Dead series. The acting is pretty lame and to be honest if it was not for the 80s hotness (Suzanne Snyder) this film would of been pretty damn boring and annoying. The zombies are pretty decent and the make-up is good but the acting and lines are pretty hard to take.

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4/10 Beers!

Yacker

 

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