MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 6,917 this week

Bloody New Year (1987)

4.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.2/10 from 338 users  
Reviews: 23 user | 34 critic

Five shipwrecked English teenagers take refuge in an island hotel that is decorated for New Years. The problem is, it's early summer, and soon enough, even the walls themselves are striking out against them...

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), , 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: August

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they recommend for August 2014.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 28 titles
created 27 Mar 2011
 
a list of 109 titles
created 08 May 2011
 
list image
a list of 213 titles
created 15 Jul 2011
 
a list of 47 titles
created 16 Mar 2013
 
a list of 77 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Bloody New Year" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Bloody New Year (1987)

Bloody New Year (1987) on IMDb 4.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Bloody New Year.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Bloodeaters (1980)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

After drug crops are sprayed with a chemical by a passing airplane, the growers of the crop are poisoned by the chemical and turn into zombie-like mutants.

Director: Charles McCrann
Stars: Charles McCrann, Beverly Shapiro, Dennis Helfend
Evil Laugh (1986)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A group of Med students fix up an old house over a weekend. Where a mass murder occurred 10 years earlier. Mayhem ensues.

Director: Dominick Brascia
Stars: Ashlyn Gere, Steven Baio, Tony Griffin
Unhinged (1982)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Three college girls on their way to a jazz festival crash their car in the isolated woods during a rainstorm, and are taken in by a mysterious family in an old mansion. Little do the girls know, the family has a dark, murderous secret.

Director: Don Gronquist
Stars: Laurel Munson, Janet Penner, Sara Ansley
Beyond Evil (1980)
Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

An architect and his wife moves into a house with a bloody past and a 100 year old ghost, who possesses the wife.

Director: Herb Freed
Stars: John Saxon, Lynda Day George, Michael Dante
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A killer, wearing a dancing bear suit, stalks a variety of cheerleaders during an all-night scavenger hunt at a remote Ohio college.

Director: Robert Deubel
Stars: Julia Montgomery, James Carroll, Suzanne Barnes
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

After their parents divorce, one daughter lives with her mother in England while the other lives with her father in Portugal. After the untimely death of her mother, the one daughter stands... See full summary »

Director: Pete Walker
Stars: Susan George, Barry Evans, Christopher Sandford
Blood Rage (1987)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Man is blamed for murders actually committed by his evil twin.

Director: John Grissmer
Stars: Louise Lasser, Mark Soper, Marianne Kanter
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A young Italian girl comes to London, and is tricked into posing nude for risqué magazines.

Director: Norman J. Warren
Stars: Lucia Modugno, Terence Skelton, Daniel Ollier
Incident (2007)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Norman J. Warren
Stars: Carol Isted, Bob Mallon
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Directors: Evrim Ersoy, Ryan Haysom, and 10 more credits »
Stars: Mia Aarons, Zahid Ali, Stephanie Ard
Blood Tracks (1985)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A film crew producing a rock music video decides to shoot at an abandoned factory above the snow line. When an avalanche strands them, a murderous family living in the factory attacks and kills many of them.

Directors: Mats Helge, Derek Ford
Stars: Jeff Harding, Michael Fitzpatrick, Naomi Kaneda
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Norman J. Warren
Stars: Bryan Wolfe
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Suzy Aitchison ...
Lesley
Nikki Brooks ...
Janet
Colin Heywood ...
Spud
Mark Powley ...
Rick
Catherine Roman ...
Carol
Julian Ronnie ...
Tom
Steve Emerson ...
Dad
...
Ace
Jon Glentoran ...
The Bear
Val Graham ...
Housemaid
David Lyn ...
Interviewer
Rory H. MacLean ...
1st Expert
Nick Dowsett ...
2nd Expert
Steve Edison ...
Film Invader
Roy Hill ...
Flying Cadillacs
Edit

Storyline

Five shipwrecked English teenagers take refuge in an island hotel that is decorated for New Years. The problem is, it's early summer, and soon enough, even the walls themselves are striking out against them...

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The last day of the year...or the last day of your life

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 May 1987 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Time Warp Terror  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features Fiend Without a Face (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Recipe for Romance
Performed by Cry No More
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Let's do the Time Warp!
10 October 2009 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Anyone expecting Bloody New Year to be a cheesy slice of seasonal slasher fun will no doubt be sorely disappointed: despite having a title that conjures up images of a bloody Father Time slicing New Years revellers in half with his massive scythe, the film is, in fact, a supernatural horror that shamelessly rips off Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead whilst throwing in as much random nonsense that it possibly can.

After running into a spot of bother with some nasty fair-ground thugs, a group of teens set off in their sail boat, only to encounter more trouble when a collision with a rock forces them to abandon ship and swim to a nearby island. There, they discover a strange, seemingly abandoned hotel adorned with New Year decorations (despite it being mid-July), and encounter the restless spirits of the hotel's inhabitants, who have been trapped in limbo since 1959 thanks to a government experiment gone wrong.

This logic-free plot allows for a scatter-shot approach by director Norman J. Warren, who gives viewers everything from traditional transparent spooks to a possessed bird-shaped Newell post (!) in the process. Other bizarre occurrences include a murderous sheik emerging from an old black and white film, a killer fishing net, a monster that emerges from a table-top, walls that come alive, an indoor blizzard, and a collection of Evil Dead style zombies. As well as borrowing the look and sound of Raimi's 'deadites', Warren also adopts his directorial techniques, with the camera rushing around the hotel and through undergrowth towards the terrified victims.

The cast are, as expected, rather dreadful (although Nikki Brooks as Janet is cute), the gore is extremely cheap looking, and the special effects range from the inventive to the downright pathetic, but Bloody New year is such a ridiculous and completely surreal experience from start to finish that It actually proves to be pretty enjoyable; after all, any film with malevolent kitchen utensils can't be completely worthless.


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
A local film! Diablo79
Finally found it hamood979
I BLOODY....... nickolasrayh
Discuss Bloody New Year (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?