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Fatal Pulse (1988)

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A girl is killed and raped minutes after fighting with her boyfriend (Jeff) and he left her. Jeff is the assistant of professor Caldwell at the university, and he wanted to return with his ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle McCormick ...
Lisa
Ken Roberts ...
Jeff
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Ernie (as Joe Phelan)
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Professor Caldwell
Steven Henry ...
Brad
Blair Karsch ...
Mark
Kitty ...
Stephanie
Skylar Nicholas ...
Carol (as Sky Nicholas)
Maureen O'Hanlon ...
Sheila
Cindra Hodgdon ...
Cassie
Roxanne Kernohan ...
Ann
Christie Mucciante ...
Karen
Herschel Savage ...
Detective (as Harvey Cowen)
Rolo Swank ...
Reporter
Rex Bellmore ...
Ambulance Attendant #1
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A girl is killed and raped minutes after fighting with her boyfriend (Jeff) and he left her. Jeff is the assistant of professor Caldwell at the university, and he wanted to return with his old girlfriend (Lisa). The girl lived with another five girls, including Lisa. All these girls begin to be killed, one by one, in different and strange ways. The main suspect is Jeff. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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First there were ten little sorority girls...then there was one.

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12 March 1988 (Japan)  »

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Brainless bimbos on sorority row
5 February 2012 | by (Cleburne, TX) – See all my reviews

A late 80's slasher with a depraved psycho who seems fixated on the women of one particular sorority house.

Mainly remembered for the infamous kill via record, this one has never had a good reputation. No doubt, there's some stupid stuff here. For starters, the sorority bimbos are dumb enough to keep staying in the same house despite the fact that they're obviously in danger. Joe Estevez has a ridiculous role as the resident red herring, a Vietnam vet who owns the house and enjoys spying on the girls as they undress. He also has one of the more amusing flashback scenes you're likely to witness. The main character is a bland douchebag who whines for the majority of the film. His rival looks like someone who stepped out of the 50's. The cops are idiots who don't even appear to be paying much attention to the investigation.

With all that said, "Fatal Pulse" is fun to watch if you're a lover of cheese. This is a bad movie, no doubt, but I had a good time with it. Certainly more so than I did with overrated slasher trash like "Halloween II" or "Prom Night". There's an ample amount of nudity on display, too. For no apparent reason, the killer strips the women before each murder. The explanation behind the killings is certainly different, though the identity of the culprit comes as no surprise.

Oh, and no review would be complete without mentioning the lead's obnoxious friend who acts like a complete moron and is even accompanied by his own signature sound effect whenever he enters a scene. At one point, he dresses up like a superhero to fend off a mob. Yep, this is a weird one.


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