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The last day of the year...or the last day of your life
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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 synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Suzy Aitchison ... Lesley
Nikki Brooks ... Janet
Colin Heywood ... Spud
Mark Powley ... Rick
Catherine Roman ... Carol
Julian Ronnie ... Tom
Steve Emerson ... Dad

Steve Wilsher ... 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
Chas Cronk ... Cry No More band member
Tony Fernandez ... Cry No More band member
Jenny Bayliss ... Madame Zelda
Ian May ... Pilot
Paul Barrett ... Table Monster
Victoria Smith ... Snowball Girl

Directed by
Norman J. Warren 
 
Writing credits
Frazer Pearce (screenplay)

Frazer Pearce (written by) and
Hayden Pearce (written by) &
Norman J. Warren (written by)

Produced by
Maxine Julius .... executive producer
Andy Ordonez .... assistant producer
Hayden Pearce .... producer
 
Original Music by
Nick Magnus 
 
Cinematography by
John Shann 
 
Film Editing by
Carl Thomson 
 
Production Design by
Hayden Pearce 
 
Costume Design by
Katie Pegg 
 
Makeup Department
Jane Bevan .... makeup designer
Irene Ranger .... makeup assistant
Ros Wilkins .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Quenton Annis .... production manager (as Quenton D. Annis)
Kevin Nelson .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Annis .... assistant director
Robert Champion .... assistant director
John Howard Davies .... assistant director (as John Davies)
Tara Fernando .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Hugh Haley .... stagehand
Huw Jones .... props
Lynden Lewis .... construction manager
Frazer Pearce .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
David Badger .... boom operator (as Dave Badger)
Henry Dobson .... dubbing mixer
Daryl Jordan .... dubbing editor
Doug E. Turner .... dubbing mixer (as Doug Turner)
Doug E. Turner .... sound recordist (as Doug Turner)
 
Special Effects by
Phil Rawsthorne .... special effects model maker
David Williams .... special effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Steve Emerson .... stunt coordinator
Steve Wilsher .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Les Bosher .... focus puller
Nuala Campbell .... gaffer
Hugh Haley .... rigger
George Johns .... clapper loader
Martin Jones .... grip
Gary Willis .... electrician
Frazer Wood .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jane Curran .... wardrobe assistant
Sue Rawsthorne .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Marion Waldorf .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Wendy Annis .... secretary to producer
Eric Bidgood .... production coordinator
Andrew Jefferson .... production runner
Sheila Johnson .... continuity
 

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USA:90 min
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Enjoyably ridiculous., 22 August 2012
Author: Scott LeBrun (Hey_Sweden) from Canada

Horror fans who delight in the cheesy and the silly may find a fair bit to appreciate with Norman J. Warren's "Bloody New Year". Don't go into it expecting anything resembling a coherent plot, but be prepared for a lot of insane nonsense. The story has three young couples up to a whole bunch of tomfoolery at a carnival who afterwards find themselves shipwrecked on an island. This island features a hotel that not only is celebrating Christmas in July, it's celebrating Christmas circa 1959, and is eagerly anticipating 1960. Among the assorted crackpot ideas Warren and screenwriter Frazer Pearce throw at the wall are snow indoors, invisible pursuers, a furiously moving camera seemingly inspired by "The Force" from "The Evil Dead", a "table monster", and lots of hilariously, endearingly tacky special effects. The good thing is that Warren and Pearce do seem to be just having fun with the genre because this whole production has a heavy tongue in cheek feel. Now, some people may find this simply *too* cheesy and *too* silly, but others should find themselves smiling if not laughing outright. The first 15 minutes quickly establish the irreverent tone, and the filmmakers do achieve and maintain a certain loopy charm and a "Just what the hell is going on?" sensibility. The actors do an impressive job of keeping poker faces throughout, and they're all reasonably appealing, although there will undoubtedly be viewers who will get sick of all the screaming that Janet (Nikki Brooks) does. One of the best routines involves some appearing and disappearing sets of footprints. These 90 minutes of off-the-wall antics don't quite fly by, but enough amusing stuff happens to help people pay attention. The music, by Nick Magnus and a duo dubbed "Cry No More", merely adds to the appeal. All things considered, this is an interesting effort among Warren's filmography. Six out of 10.

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