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555 (1988)

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A spate of killings of teenagers by a maniac dressed like a hippie causes a detective to check the records for similar killings. He discovers that every five years, in the fifth month of ... See full summary »

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Mara Lynn Bastian ...
Susan Rather
Charles Fuller ...
Colonel Peter Wayne
Greg Kerouac ...
Sergeant Connor
Greg Neilson ...
Ralph Kennedy
B.K. Smith ...
Detective Johnny Haller
Bob Grabill ...
The Killer / Police Officer
Temple Mead ...
First Female Victim
Ricardo Alverez ...
First Male Victim
Skip Grisham ...
Second Male Victim
Anita Reformado ...
Second Female Victim
Scott Hermes ...
Tommy
Anne Walker ...
Tommy's Girlfriend
Richard Orchard ...
Angie's Boyfriend
Christine Cabana ...
Angie
Doreen Semese ...
Fifth Female Victim
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A spate of killings of teenagers by a maniac dressed like a hippie causes a detective to check the records for similar killings. He discovers that every five years, in the fifth month of the year, for five consecutive days, the same type of killings have occurred, and the few descriptions of the suspect always match: he's dressed like a hippie. As the detective searches for the killer, he begins to have suspicions about his superior, an older man who is haunted by memories of his military service in Vietnam. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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In the first warehouse scene among all of the graffiti on the wall W.K. + L.K. can be seen spray painted inside a heart. This stands for Wally Koz (the director) and his wife, Linda Koz. See more »

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When the cops are looking at the two bodies in the bedroom, a second camera can clearly be seen at the right side of the screen in the middle of the frame. See more »

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Colonel Peter Wayne: A single scream. A long, looooooooooong scream.
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Filmed on a budget of $5.55
4 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The video box shows a character who has just had his head hacked off, above the title 555 in a generic font- and against a Pepto Bismol pink background carrying the disclaimer: "Caution: Viewing may cause severe damage to your brain cells". The titles in the film are even displayed against a matching pink background. Awww, isn't that cute? Did the crew members dress in matching pink also?

Killer on the loose, hacking and slashing his way through the nude teens in backyards and in vans, while police dimmer than those found in Drive In Massacre pretend to investigate the crimes, and plan their barbecue for that evening. I'm not making that up. Nor am I making up the scene where the killer bones a girl he has just hacked to pieces, before cast members have to rearrange furniture in the sparsely decorated set to argue about how to solve the crimes and catch the killer, who, incidentally, is described by a witness as a hippie. In 1988. Seriously.

Splattery little nothing, the violent kills are basically just someone off camera splashing a dark red liquid onto screaming topless girls, while inserts show a knife stabbing into styrofoam. Not really even unintentionally funny, even when the police are obviously reading from a copy of the screenplay, conveniently located on the desk in front of them, or when a second cameraman can clearly be glimpsed in many scenes, or even when... yeah, ... pink. The pink cover. Why pink? And what does the third '5' in the title 555 mean? Did the producers even know?

Intriguing title, bull**** movie. I actually first heard about this film when I saw Scott Hermes on Jeopardy! back in the 1990s, he mentioned it in his brief interview with Alex Trebek, saying something, jokingly, about how the film is available in all of the finest video stores. It piqued my curiosity then, as a fan of low budget sleaze, and when I finally managed to find a copy of it years later, was I ever disappointed. Not even as good as Goremet, Zombie Chef From Hell.


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