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Destroyer (1988)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  April 1988 (USA)
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A prison riot breaks out at the moment of a serial murderer's execution by electrocution, and his fate becomes indeterminate when the prison is shut down. 18 months later, a team of filmmakers converge on the prison to film a women-in-prison exploitation flick, but find that a certain somebody is disrupting their shooting schedule... Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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The electric chair! To an ordinary man it's the end! But when serial killer Ivan Moser sat down...he was just getting warmed up See more »

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'Anthony Perkins' replaced Roddy McDowall on short notice. See more »

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Rewire: Maybe he's like the guy in the Halloweens! He keeps getting killed! So he doesn't know if he's dead or just dreaming!
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Never Say You'll Never Fall in Love
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Great Movie, Great Bad Guy !
16 March 2003 | by (New Hampshire) – See all my reviews

Lyle Alzado did a great job as the mean Destroyer... Sadly, He died very early in his life and his acting career was shortened briefly... This may have been his best movie... it is truly one of my favorites.. No matter if it is considered a horror or a thriller , It is still scary to be chased by a 300 pound killing machine like Alzado. I wish they made a sequel. It would have been great to see Lyle Return once more as THE DESTROYER !!!!!!!


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