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Sledgehammer (1983)

Not Rated | | Thriller, Horror | Video
A young boy murders his mother and her lover with a hammer. Ten years later, a wave of teenage murders plagues the same area.




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Cast overview:
Ted Prior ...
Linda McGill ...
John Eastman ...
Janine Scheer ...
Mary (as Jeanine Scheer)
Tim Aguilar ...
Sandy Brooke ...
Steven K. Wright ...
Joey (as Steve Wright)
Michael Shanahan ...
Mary Mendez ...
Justin Greer ...
The Boy
Doug Matley ...
The Killer
Ray Lawrence ...
The Driver


A young boy murders his mother and her lover with a hammer. Ten years later, a wave of teenage murders plagues the same area.

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Flesh tears - Bones shatter - The nightmare has begun


Thriller | Horror


Not Rated




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$40,000 (estimated)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The bulk of this film was shot inside writer/director David A. Prior's apartment. See more »


When the Spirit/Murderer walks into the room where Jimmy and Carol are having sex, the Sledgehammer's head can be seen loose from the handle. See more »


Featured in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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Watchable shot on video horror film...
10 August 2001 | by (LA) – See all my reviews

This is a mediocre horror movie. It's very cheap, has acceptable (Sandy Brooke, Ted Prior, Linda McGill) to downright bad (George Eastman, Steven Wright, Tim Aguilar) acting, standard direction, poor screenplay, and okay photography.

It is about a woman and her lover who is killed by her young son(looks about seven years old, kinda young to be insane). Ten years later a group of vacationing teens (they look like their in their 30's, serious!) show up looking to have a weekend full of sex, booze, and fun. Their fun turns to sheer terror as their weekend is interrupted by the raving maniac's spirit.

It was directed by David Prior (KILLER WORKOUT, LOST PLATOON, MARDI GRAS FOR THE DEVIL) who does an okay job with the camera (for being a video movie) and creates a real film feel but when the action starts, he results to too many slo mo shots. Sandy Brooke is the most capable actress in this film, she gives real feeling to her character. Too bad she was in this movie.

It was shot on video before "BLOOD CULT" though and is wwwaaayyy better than W.A.V.E. Exploitation/Horror videos (At least SORORITY SLAUGHTER 1 & 2). Since IMD doesn't have a cast list I will supply one.












THE BOY (older/spirit)....DOUG MATLEY


All in all an entertaining if not throughly enjoyable genre piece stricken by poverty ($40,000 U.S. dollars).

5/10 (based on shot on video horror features)

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