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The Mutilator (1985)

R  |   |  Horror  |  4 January 1985 (USA)
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A teenager who accidentally committed matricide finds himself being hunted together with his girlfriend and mates by his now crazed father.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Mitler ...
Ed Jr.
Ruth Martinez ...
Pam
Bill Hitchcock ...
Ralph
Connie Rogers ...
Sue
Frances Raines ...
Linda
Morey Lampley ...
Mike
Jack Chatham ...
Big Ed
Ben Moore ...
Cop
Trace Cooper ...
Younger Ed Jr.
Pamela Weddle Cooper ...
Mother
Jimmy Guthrie ...
Bartender
George Sutton ...
Gentleman At Bar
Steve Davis ...
Student In Bar
Tom Outlaw ...
Student In Bar
Pat Jordon ...
Student In Bar
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A group of teenagers decide to take a vacation at the beach house of one of their fathers. The kid whose father owns the house just happened to accidentally kill his mother when he was a child. When they get to the house, the father has mysteriously disappeared. Hmmm... Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Their horrifying vacation was no day at the beach! See more »

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4 January 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fall Break  »

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Trivia

The film was released theatrically in two versions: first unrated, and later an R rated version. See more »

Quotes

Ed Jr.: [while eating] That wasn't so bad.
Mike: [burps]
Ed Jr.: That was.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes appear during the closing credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Fall Break
Theme
Written by Michael Minard and Arthur Resnick
Performed by Peter Yellen and The Breakers (Sanchie Bobrow, Buddy Cooper, Marty Fogel, Anthony Franklin, John Hill, Matthew Hill, Gregg Hollister, Gary Solomon, Abe Speller, Neil B. Whitford (as Neil Whitford))
Associate Producer: Gary Solomon
Music programmer: Rick Stevenson
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The Plan 9 for the 80's!!!
27 July 2000 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

In my perfect world the name Buddy Cooper would be mentioned in the same breath as other 'so-bad-it's-good' geniuses like Ed Wood and Herschell Gordon Lewis. And like these miss guided visionaries, the "masterpieces" they left behind set new standards in bad cinema that the likes of Troma have since tried to replicate. In short, 'The Mutilator' is to 80's slasher movies what 'Plan 9 From Outer Space' was to 50's sci-fi.

The story is not an original one: a group of teenagers on fall break, (which was the original title of the movie – keeping with the tradition of naming slasher movies after public holidays) stay at an isolated beach house were they're stalk by the psychopathic owner. In this case the owner is father of Ed, one of the teen victims. As we are told in the films opening scene, while cleaning his father's rifle for a surprise present, the gun accidentally goes of and kills his mother (who just happened to be passing by). This sends the father around the bend and craving revenge on young Ed ("Sure dad will let us use the beach house").

Words could not express how bad this film really is (and for a slasher movie, that's saying something). Every aspect of this oft forgotten gem is bad: the acting, direction, script even the films title theme, an upbeat little bubblegum pop tune called "Fall Break" has cheese appeal. We don't get any sane expiation on why Ed is taking his friends to his deranged fathers holiday house, this just aids to the films aimlessness as throws in every slasher movie cliché in the book. This is topped off (via some extreme violence) with a strangely upbeat credits sequence complete with 'Fall Break' pop song and "hilarious" outtakes!!! Recommend for any slasher or bad movie night, it's a classic!


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