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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)
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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 ...
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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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The film is often cited as being very similar to Graduation Day (1981), due to a killer in a track suit killing teenage athletes with athletic equipment (most notably a javelin), nearly identical opening credit montages of athletic events, and the killer crossing out victims in a composite photo. It is also similar in that actress Linnea Quigley appears in both films as a replacement for an actress who refused to appear nude on screen. 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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No Blood + No Sex+ Teen Angst
16 August 2010 | by (Casablanca) – See all my reviews

Fatal Games is a little slasher from the 80's which is best left forgotten. The movie starts off OK, has some nice deaths but halfway the slasher plot stops and we get a bunch of teen angst, about boyfriends moving to another town and parents pressure and how hard it is to combine sports with good grades at school, ugh... The plot is centered around a gymnastics school, where all of a sudden all the best athletes, on the way to the national championships start to get killed one by one by a dark figure using a javelin! The story is badly developed, the characters suck, well you know the kind of "bad" we're talking here, its an 80's slasher for God's sake! That's not the problem! The problem is that the movie takes itself too seriously about these teenager's problems and forgets about what matters: sex and gore! There's no sex! There's nudity, natural boobs in the showers from a few girls, but nothing that really stands out! The gore on the deaths is minimal! A few drops of blood at best! The javelin is actually kind of cool as a slasher's weapon, but the lack of gore kills it! So all you get is dialog and more dialog! The acting is atrocious even for the time and genre. The slasher's motive is as lame as can get, again, even for the genre! And so weak, c'mon! I mean, this slasher wouldn't last five minute's with Cassie Hack (comics reference BTW, Google it, its awesome). There really isn't any reason to watch this, even for hardcore fans of 80's cheese! Its not hilariously bad, its just bad without being campy! The girls aren't even that hot!


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