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New Year's Evil (1980)

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During a New Year's Eve celebration, a Punk Rock & New Wave show host gets a phone call saying that when New Year's strikes in each time zone, someone will be murdered--and she will be the last one.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roz Kelly ...
Diane Sullivan
Kip Niven ...
Richard Sullivan
Chris Wallace ...
Lt. Clayton
...
Derek Sullivan
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Sally
...
Ernie
...
Jane (as Taafe O'Connell)
Jon Greene ...
Sgt. Greene
...
Teenage Girl
Anita Crane ...
Lisa
Jennie Anderson ...
Nurse Robbie
Alicia Dhanifu ...
Yvonne
Wendy-Sue Rosloff ...
Make-up Girl (as Wendysue Rosloff)
John London ...
Floor Manager
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Dr. Reed
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Storyline

New Year's Eve is on it's way and TV's most famous punk-rock lady icon Diane Sullivan is holding a late hour countdown celebration of music and partying. All is going well until Diane recieves a phone call from a odd sounding stranger announcing on live Television that when New Year's strikes in each time zone, a 'Naughty Girl' will be murdered (punished), and the killer leaves a threat saying she will be the one to die last. The studio crew takes precautions and highten security, but on the other side of America, a hospital nurse is found brutally butchered. Who could be behind these murders? A crazed fan, a religious psychotic, or perhaps it's someone much closer to Diane then the police (or audience) could have ever expected. Written by Wallace Entertainment

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A celebration of the macabre. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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26 December 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ano Novo Sangrento  »

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Trivia

Director Emmett Alston has a Hitchcock style cameo as a bearded camera operator. See more »

Goofs

At one point the killer hits a cop over the head and takes his uniform. Despite the cop being quite a bit heavier, the uniform fits perfectly. See more »

Quotes

Diane Sullivan: Blaze here. A crazy new year to you.
Richard Sullivan: [In a distorted voice] Happy new year to you, Blaze.
Diane Sullivan: Oooh! Some kind of voice you got there. You sound like the Phantom.
Richard Sullivan: You could call me that.
Diane Sullivan: So, you got a name, Phantom?
Richard Sullivan: Call me Eee-vil.
Diane Sullivan: Evil? E-villl Eye?
Richard Sullivan: No! Just eee-vil!
[Then he breathes hard]
Diane Sullivan: Well listen Mr. Evil, do you have a vote for the top song of the year?
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Connections

References Friday the 13th (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
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Will You Survive for the New Year?
3 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

New Year's Evil is a film that is quite similar to a lot of slasher films, yet something about it is more entertaining than most. Roz Kelly (Happy Days) stars as the host of a New Year's television program featuring a new wave group. She plays an older woman who is a hit with the younger group. She begins getting phone calls while on the air from a deranged man claiming that he will kill. Cops arrive and beg Kelly's character to talk to the killer on the phone, and get an idea where he will strike.

New Year's Eve is a great little slice of 80s slasher heaven. Kelly gives a great performance given the genre of the film. A highly recommended film, you will enjoy it.


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