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New Year's Evil (1980)

During a New Year's Eve celebration, a Los Angeles disc jockey receives 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
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Richard Sullivan
Chris Wallace ...
Lt. Clayton
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Derek Sullivan
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Sally
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Ernie
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Jane (as Taafe O'Connell)
Jon Greene ...
Sgt. Greene
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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)  »

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Ano Novo Sangrento  »

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Trivia

During the first call made by the killer it is mentioned that the voice modulation makes him sound like 'the phantom' this is a reference to the titular character from 'Phantom of the Paradise' (1974) See more »

Goofs

After the killer pulls over to kill one of his victims and threatens a couple drunks, the shadow of either a cameraman or crew member can be visible on the drunks, after the killer leaves. See more »

Quotes

Guy in elevator: What is this... fucking SHIT going on here?
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Connections

Referenced in The Many Lives of Jason Voorhees (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

New Year's Evil
Performed by Shadow
Lyrics by Roxanne Seeman
Music by Eddie del Barrio
© Go-Glo Music & Man-Yor Music
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"This is Eviiilll!"
30 December 2002 | by (Niagara Falls, NY") – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite bad 80's slasher flicks with bad acting and an even worse script. Diane Sullivan, aka Blaze, a television vj hosts a New Year's Eve rock concert. When she isn't working her middle aged, unattractive self onstage, a psycho is calling her everytime he kills someone when New Year's strikes in each US time zone. The director has no desire to hide the killer's face, it's his motive for killing that's the mystery here. If you can't figure out who he really is, you'll be kicking yourself for not figuring it out earlier or because you actually sat through New Year's Evil in its entirety. The average viewer will hate this movie because it is inept, not scary, or bloody or exciting. Lovers of bad 80's slashers can sit back and enjoy this silly horror flick which boasts bad acting, non-believable situations (killer vs. bike gang), and an array of ugly, comical characters (Grant Cramer of Killer Klowns as one of them). If anything, its most redeeming feature is a typical 80's heavy metal theme song that you can rock out to at least three times during the film! (e-mail me if you know where I can find it!)


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