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Psycho Cop (1989)

 -  Horror  -  28 November 1989 (USA)
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Six college students on their weekend vacation are humiliated and killed one by one by a psycho cop.

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Officer Joe Vickers (as Bobby Ray Shafer)
Jeff Qualle ...
Doug
Palmer Lee Todd ...
Laura
Dan Campbell ...
Eric
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Julie (as Cynthia Guyer)
Linda West ...
Sarah
Greg Joujon-Roche ...
Zack
Bruce Melena ...
Cop #1
Glenn Steelman ...
Cop #2
Julie Araskog ...
Dead Woman
Denise Hartman ...
Barbara / Cop #3
David L. Zeisler ...
Greg / Cop #4
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Officer Joe Vickers would probably make a good policeman if it weren't for his two nasty habits. Firstly, he is a devoted satanist; secondly - he likes to kill people. When he meets a group of teenagers spending their vacation in a wood hut, he decides to investigate... Written by &view=simple&sort=alpha" >Jaromir "Vassago" Krol <jaromirk@kr.onet.pl>

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28 November 1989 (USA)  »

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Psychocop  »

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Although the character of "The Caretaker" doesn't survive beyond the first reel, he is referred to over thirty times throughout the rest of the movie. See more »

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Moments after Erik opens a new can of beer in Doug's face, he is seen shaking the can quizzically and then tossing it away. This is followed by the sound of an empty can hitting the ground. See more »

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Officer Joe Vickers: You should have listened to Doug!
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Followed by Psycho Cop Returns (1993) See more »

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"Wonder what a policeman is doing out here"?
21 February 2014 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

Poor man's "Maniac Cop"… yeah somewhat, but it actually had me thinking of late 80s occult horror "Evil Alter". Mix those two together and then you get "Psycho Cop". Is it better for it? Not particularly. Very dumb and shoddy, but I couldn't argue that wasn't fairly entertaining in its hysterical slasher origins. Every cliché is used and imagination is lacking, but what hurt it more than anything was its antagonist's goofy manner. Bobby Ray Shafer stars as Officer Joe Vickers, but no way was he menacing when he decided to open his mouth to blab off some weak one- liner. Even his smiley appearance just was laughable. Along with his ability to be in the right spot at the right time… but hey I guess that's the devil's work for ya. What happens is that of a usual slasher outing, with some young adults heading to a remote country resort for some fun, but actually finding them selves trying to stay alive as a devil-worshiping police officer picks them off one by one. While cheaply made, it's resourcefully made with some decent make-up FX and an isolated backdrop. The foreboding electronic score is over-kill and the victims are amusedly clueless. Most of the time these characters are simply wandering around trying to find misplaced items. Stupidly entertaining stalk and slash.


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