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Fatal Games (1984)

A mad javelin thrower kills teenagers in the school. All promising athletes are executed in the most brutal way. Especially naked girls in dressing-rooms or saunas.

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Diane Paine
Lynn Banashek ...
Annie Rivers
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Phil Dandridge
Michael O'Leary ...
Frank Agee
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Lynn Fox
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Coach Drew (as Marcelyn Ann Williams)
Melissa Prophet ...
Nancy Wilson
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Sue Allen Baines
Nicholas Love ...
Joe Ward
Lauretta Murphy ...
Shelly
Michael Elliot ...
Dr. Jordine
Christopher Mankiewicz ...
Coach Jack Webber
Ed Call ...
Mr. Burger (as Edward Call)
Mel Klein ...
Annie's Father
Alan Waite ...
Waiter
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A mad javelin thrower kills teenagers in the school. All promising athletes are executed in the most brutal way. Especially naked girls in dressing-rooms or saunas. Written by Kenneth Pettersson <kenneth.pettersson@mbox200.swipnet.se>

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Someone is stopping the nation's top athletes dead in their tracks! See more »

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25 August 1987 (Japan)  »

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The title was changed from "The Killing Touch" to "Fatal Games" after its release. Many of the cast and crew were unaware of the change. Spice Williams-Crosby was once asked about her experiences on "Fatal Games" by a fan and she denied appearing in such a film. It wasn't until later she realized they were referring to "The Killing Touch". See more »

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The camera's shadow (notably the 400' MAG) is visible on the ground, filming the POV shot of the killer stalking the pool. See more »

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References Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) See more »

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Take It All the Way
Written by Shuki Levy and Deborah Shelton
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Disposable - though not disgraceful - slasher movie
22 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

Yet another slasher movie from the 80's. This one is set in a sports academy and has the novelty of the killer using a somewhat unorthodox weapon - a javelin. But that novelty wears off after a while. There is not much suspense, no real clues to the "mystery" part, and the ending - especially the motivation of the killer - is absurd. There is also a rather laughable scene where the killer enters a pool in full scuba gear, javelin in hand, and his/her soon-to-be-victim fails to notice anything and keeps on swimming! On the plus side, there is ample nudity, a few well-done gore effects, the two main girls are cute, and most of the character interactions sound genuine. Enough good points to get this movie 4 stars out of 10.


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