Convinced that her father's death was not accidental, a beautiful girl decides to investigate to find out the truth, aided by her boyfriend. Her sleuthing draws her to a local mortuary, where many secrets will be revealed.
Mary Beth McDonough,
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 »
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 »
Low-keyed 80's slasher with one tiny little difference compared to the rest of them. The irritating victims all go to a school for sport athletes instead to an ordinary high school. Hardly original, is it? Whilst the girls and boys preparing for the Olympics and the doctors pump them full of steroids, some demented loser is practicing his/her javelin techniques on student targets. It's a rather interesting modus operandi for an 80's killer, resulting in some nicely gory albeit very cheesy sequences. I don't know whether you're meant to guess along for the killer's identity, because the given clues are lame and very implausible, but it's a fun enough movie without intellectual red herrings and numerous plot twists. I was in an undemanding mood today, anyway! The humor doesn't really work, there's absolutely no tension or atmosphere and the acting performances are as to be expected pretty damn terrible. Oh well, at least "Olympic Nightmare" is never really boring and, since athletes need to take showers regularly, there's also quite a lot of gratuitous nudity. The denouement is a real hoot!
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