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Al filo del hacha (1988)

A deranged guy in a mask kills people with an axe.

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Credited cast:
Barton Faulks ...
Gerald Martin
Christina Marie Lane ...
Lillian Nebbs
Page Mosely ...
Richard Simmons
Fred Holliday ...
Frank McIntosh
Patty Shepard ...
Laura Simmons
Alicia Moro ...
Rita Miller
Jack Taylor ...
Christopher Caplin
Joy Blackburn ...
Susan Nebbs
May Heatherly ...
Anna Bixby
Elmer Modling
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Javier Elorrieta
José Frade
Christina Lane
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A deranged guy in a mask kills people with an axe. Written by Ben Frankenstein

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20 May 1988 (Spain)  »

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Garden variety hack-em-up has a few strong moments.
13 April 2004 | by (fabulous Las Vega$!) – See all my reviews

A small woodsy town is beset by an an axe-swinging psychopath who dons a whiteface mask and raincoat. An assortment of odd characters make the suspect list, but authorities remain vexed as the death toll rises.

As far as slasher entries go, I figure that EDGE OF THE AXE may be a notch or two above the quotidian. Nevermind the flat script, humdrum performances, and feeble "surprise" finale, because the murder scenes are graphic and quite brutal(and for the chronic watcher of body-count flicks, that will generally be the determining "hit or miss" factor). One murder scene which takes place in a drive-thru carwash is especially memorable.

All things considered, an amusing enough timewaster which should have gorehounds doing a happy little tap-dance of appreciation...certainly nothing to sing about, but in a subgenre chockablock with so many truly deficient examples, it at least appears to be somewhat meritorious by comparison.

5.5/10


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