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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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Filmed on location at University High School in Los Angeles, California. This is a popular filming location, also seen in Jawbreaker (1999), Valentine's Day (2010), Detention (2012), Pineapple Express (2008), Drillbit Taylor (2008) and slasher-parody Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th (2000), among others. 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
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Brainless fun
22 March 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Fatal Games is a pretty standard slasher that held my attention throughout and didn't get boring. It's nothing spectacular or unique, but it's quite fun and also gives a nice insight into the life of an athlete. There are plenty of slasher clichés present such as plenty of T&A. There is a moment at the beginning that made me laugh out loud: the athletes are all joking around and throwing food. They throw a sausage at a girl and it lands on top of her skirt. The deaths are OK, but nothing particularly gory. There is one death that looks surprisingly realistic. You are also kept guessing as to who the killer is throughout - I didn't guess and I'm usually good at figuring these things out. When the killer is revealed we get a nice little twist, but I won't spoil it for you.

Watch this if you're a fan of slashers - it's not the best, but it's worth a look. Also recommended if you like this is a similarly themed slasher film called Aerobicide.


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