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Future-Kill (1985)

X  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Horror  |  May 1985 (USA)
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The star of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" returns in a story about frat boys lost in the big city while hunted by a violent leader and his elite gang of gun-happy guards.

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Splatter
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Dorothy Grim
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Paul
Wade Reese ...
Steve
Barton Faulks ...
Tom
Rob Rowley ...
Jay
Craig Kanne ...
Clint
Jeffrey Scott ...
George (as Jeffry Scott)
Alice Villarreal ...
Julie
Doug Davis ...
Eddie Pain
Karin Kay ...
Curious Bad Girl
Elizabeth Henshaw ...
Uncurious Bad Girl
Cathy Durkin ...
Julie's Friend
Kate Cadenhead ...
Helpful Mutant
Joe Abner ...
Fire Breather
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A group of protesters who call themselves "mutants" have taken over the inner city streets of a large city. They dress weird to try and show the effects of toxic poisoning. One of the mutants, Splatter, has really been affected. A group of fraternity boys decide to go into the mutant territory and kidnap one of the mutants as a prank. They inadvertently get framed for the murder of the mutant leader and are hunted through the abandoned buildings and dark streets by a crazed Splatter and his gang. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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The Stars of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" are back! See more »


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$250,000 (estimated)
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This film was shot all over Austin, Texas without any permits. See more »

Goofs

When Splatter's head guard bursts in on the group near the end of the movie, he yells, "No, it's not over!" The next shot, you can hear him say, "...over," but his lips aren't moving. See more »

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Referenced in Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (2000) See more »

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"Mad Max" meets "The Warriors" meets "Animal House".
31 March 1999 | by (Illinois, USA) – See all my reviews

The idea for this film must have looked good on paper. No wait. On second thought, there's no way it could have. Let's see what we have here: In an unspecified future, after some sort of non-descript social collapse has left the inner cities inhabited only by freaks, a group of frat boy jerks decides to play a hazing prank that involves them driving into the heart of the city where they are stranded and under attack by post-nuclear punks. Can they make it back to the suburbs? Who cares?

An intriguing, although unsuccessful, meshing of different ideas, "Future-Kill"'s biggest problem is that its various concepts don't gel. In fact the Troma-esque frat-boy comedy at the very beginning of the movie is so jarring (and gross) that it almost seems like part of a different film altogether. The rest of the flick follows suit.

Only high points: Seeing how many times you can spot the microphone boom in the camera shot, And the cool H.R. Giger cover art on the box, which incidently gives the illusion that this film has some class. It doesn't.


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