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To All a Goodnight (1980)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery  |  30 January 1980 (USA)
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A group of teenagers at a party find themselves being stalked by a maniacal killer in a Santa Claus costume.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Nancy
Forrest Swanson ...
Alex
Linda Gentile ...
Melody
William Lauer ...
T.J.
Judith Bridges ...
Leia
Kiva Lawrence ...
Mrs. Jensen (as Katherine Herrington)
West Buchanan ...
Ralph (as Buck West)
Sam Shamshak ...
Polansky
Angela Bath ...
Trisha
Denise Stearns ...
Sam
Solomon Trager ...
Tom
Jeff Butts ...
Blake
Bill Martin ...
Jim (as Bill Martins)
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Dan
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Pilot (as Dan Stryker)
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It's Christmas break at the Calvin Finishing School for Girls, and the students are planning a big party while the president of the school is away. A group of boys show up and the fun begins, until mysterious killer starts bumping off couples one by one. The police show up and promise to keep everyone safe, but they prove ineffectual against the crazed psycho. Could the killings have anything to do with the girl who was killed in an initiation stunt at the school a few years earlier? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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A slasher flick directed by everyone's favorite psycho that transcends bad.
28 October 1998 | by See all my reviews

David Hess (yep, the same brillo haired psycho you know and love) made his directorial debut with this downright bizarre slasher flick that transcends bad. Ol' Hess must have been blazing on coke and pot when he made this flick, because while it follows the formula of the ol' stalk n' slash (featuring the first Santa Clause killer, too) the college co-eds do and say some seriously surreal stuff: in a scene in which a couple of co-eds are about to get it on, the foreplay includes her dancing around the bed in a leotard with a tray of hors d'oeuvres! The plot is a rather blatant knock off of Friday the 13th with a Sorority house being stalked by a killer who is avenging the death of a loved one, killed years back in an initiation hazing (this scene is particularly amusing as the girls chase after the initiate screaming "sorority!" over and over until she is frightened by a girl wearing a Santa Clause mask and wielding a butcher knife causing her to plunge off a balcony to her death ten feet below). Some good gore FX courtesy of a young Mark Shostrum, but the real attraction is the surreal heights of badness that only a drug-addled first timer could create. Also of note: Hess' mother actually has a small role in the film and in the credits her character is listed as a "Mr. Ronsoni". If you love bad cinema this is a must see, if not, avoid it like the plague.


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