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26 December 1980 (USA) See more »
A celebration of the macabre. See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Roz Kelly ... Diane Sullivan

Kip Niven ... Richard Sullivan
Chris Wallace ... Lt. Clayton

Grant Cramer ... Derek Sullivan

Louisa Moritz ... Sally

Jed Mills ... Ernie

Taaffe O'Connell ... Jane (as Taafe O'Connell)
Jon Greene ... Sgt. Greene

Teri Copley ... 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

John Alderman ... Dr. Reed
Michael Frost ... Larry
Jerry Chambers ... Clerk
Barry Gibberman ... Hotel Guest
Michael Mihalich ... Policeman at Hotel (as Mike Mihalich)
Gerry Zanitsch ... Drunk #1 (as Jerry Zanitsch)

Mark L. Rosen ... Drunk #2
Bob Jarvis ... Policeman #1
Richard E. Kalk ... Policeman #2
Richard Brown ... Swamper
Mark DeFrain ... Teenage Boy
Julie Kaye Fanton ... Space Girl (as Julie Kaye Towery)
Lyle Baker ... Space Boy
Tim Cutt ... Ambulance Attendant
Jay Hapstein ... Ambulance Driver (as Jay Happstein)
Don Grenough ... Punker
Ryan Collier ... Bar Hustler #1
Mark Korngute ... Bar Hustler #2
Edward Jackson ... Punker in Car
Celena Allen ... Punker in Car
William Blair ... Punker in Car (as Bill Blair)
Christine Davis ... Punker in Car
Richard Israel ... Punker in Car (as Ricky Israel)
Clarisse Kotkin ... Punker in Car
Cynthia McArthur ... Punker in Car (as Cynthia Macarthur)
Roxanne Orbis ... Punker in Car
Justin Robin ... Punker in Car (as Justin Rubin)
Michelle Waxman ... Punker in Car
Randy Gould ... Phone Girl
Jodie Mann ... Phone Girl
Karen Mills ... Phone Girl
Adrienne Upton ... Phone Girl
Jim Amormino ... Clayton's Man
Doug Le Mille ... Clayton's Man

Larry Lindsey ... Clayton's Man
Lyle Pearcy ... Clayton's Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Joseph Long ... Mental Patient (uncredited)

E.L. Woody ... Biker (uncredited)

Directed by
Emmett Alston 
Writing credits
Leonard Neubauer (screenplay)

Leonard Neubauer (story) and
Emmett Alston (story)

Produced by
Billy Fine .... executive producer
Yoram Globus .... producer
Menahem Golan .... producer
Christopher Pearce .... associate producer
Mark L. Rosen .... executive producer
Original Music by
W. Michael Lewis 
Laurin Rinder 
Cinematography by
Thomas E. Ackerman  (as Edward Thomas)
Film Editing by
Richard S. Brummer  (as Dick Brummer)
Art Direction by
Julie Kaye Fanton  (as Julie Kaye Towery)
Makeup Department
Julie Purcell .... makeup artist
Production Management
Randolf Turrow .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Don Grenough .... second assistant director
Francine Kulla .... second assistant director
Art Department
Eric M. Breiman .... props
Bonnie Scott .... set designer
Sound Department
Marva Fucci .... sound editor
Jonathon 'Earl' Stein .... sound mixer (as Jonathan Stein)
Mark Ulano .... boom operator
Jesse Mestas .... commentary re-recordist (uncredited)
Mike Terito .... stunt coordinator
Linda Terito .... stunt woman (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jehuda Ayalon .... second assistant camera
Chris Dale .... concert lighting systems
Michael Everett .... gaffer
Greg Gardiner .... best boy electric
Alex Levac .... still photographer
David L. Parrish .... first assistant camera (as David Parrish)
Raymond M. Perosi .... lamp operator (as Raymond Perosi)
Robie Price .... second grip (as Robbie Price)
Ted Rhodes .... key grip
Chuck Wells .... best boy grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christina Tejeda .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Thomas A. Fucci .... associate editor (as T. Anthony Fucci)
Judith Oliver .... assistant editor
Linda Whittlesey .... assistant editor
Location Management
Mark DeFrain .... location manager
Music Department
Rex Deveraux .... music supervisor (as Rex Devereaux)
W. Michael Lewis .... conductor
Laurin Rinder .... conductor
Transportation Department
Angelo Demoso .... driver
Dennis J. Lootens .... driver (as Dennis Lootens)
Other crew
Soraya Afshar .... production secretary
Ron Davis .... production assistant
Rabia Dockray .... video coordinator
Travis Scott Reneau .... production assistant
Judy Wilson .... script supervisor (as Judy Blye Wilson)
Kent Adamson .... production assistant (uncredited)
Joseph Long .... production assistant (uncredited)
Frank J. Tsacrios .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Bill Gazzarri .... special thanks (as Bill 'Godfather of Rock and Roll' Gazzarri)

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85 min
Color (TVC)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Director Emmett Alston has a Hitchcock style cameo as a bearded camera operator.See more »
Continuity: The sounds of the drive-in movie advertisement can be heard repeating some bits, several times.See more »
Richard Sullivan:I'm a man of God, not a man of violence!
[stabs biker]
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Movie Connections:
Features Blood Feast (1963)See more »
Cold Hearted LoverSee more »


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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Not Bad, Just EVIL!!!!, 12 July 2002
Author: Leigh Buckley Fountain from Richmond, VA

My, this has always been one of my faves of the genre. It is really quite ridiculous, but fairly 'twisty' for a run-of-the mill slasher. Kip Niven is in my opinion, very good as the killer who switches personas to fit in different environments in order to kill on his timetable. Grant Cramer, who was destined for nothing more than soap fame, has a handsome yet creepy face, especially after he forces that red hose over it. Roz Kelly does look truly unattractive - but then look at her audience! Those 'LA punkers' bobbing and weaving in the audience are unintentionally reminiscent of George Romero's creations...check out their 'dancing'!

Yet I have always found the best part of the film to occur in the beginning, the first time the killer calls into the radio show. He announces that his name is "Evil" in a very odd voice courtesy of a voice manipulation machine. He is dead serious, and Roz on the other end is slightly chilled, but tries to play along: "Yeah, you're bad, you're real bad." At which point he cuts her off, still deadly serious: "NOOOO! Just EVIL!!!" It's truly hilarious if you appreciate that sort of thing.

Enjoyable for the genre.

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