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The Hollywood Strangler Meets the Skid Row Slasher (1979)

R | | Crime, Drama, Horror
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Hollywood Strangler ("Johnathan Click") kills young models... Skid Row Slasher kills winos ... What will happen when they meet?

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Ray Dennis Steckler (as Wolfgang Schmidt)

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Ray Dennis Steckler (as Christopher Edwards)
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Cast overview:
Pierre Agostino ... Johnathan Click (The Hollywood Strangler)
Carolyn Brandt ... The Skid Row Slasher
Chuck Alford Chuck Alford ... Slasher Victim #1
Jim Parker Jim Parker ... Slasher Victim #2
John Leeman John Leeman ... Slasher Victim #4
Denise Alford Denise Alford ... Girl in Orange Shirt (Strangler Victim #6)
P.J. Parker P.J. Parker ... Streetwalker
Snowy Sinclair Snowy Sinclair ... Strangler Victim #2
Forrest Duke Forrest Duke ... Slasher Victim #3
Trish Mopes Trish Mopes
Jean Roberts Jean Roberts ... Strangler Victim #5
Lori Morris Lori Morris ... Strangler Victim #1
April Grant April Grant
Bonnie Smith Bonnie Smith ... Strangler Victim #3
Joanne Hiatt Joanne Hiatt ... Strangler Victim #4
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A photographer cruises Hollywood and takes pictures of young models he then strangles. Meanwhile, a woman who works in a porno bookstore in downtown L.A. takes it upon herself to kill off the local derelicts. Soon the two killers meet up with each other. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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English

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There is not one spoken word of dialogue in this entire movie, just a narration added in over some pre recorded background music See more »

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Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991) See more »

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15 July 2004 | by GafkeSee all my reviews

Hollywood, 1979. It doesn't get much sleazier than this.

Jonathan Click (perhaps a long lost brother of Mad Dog Click?) is a pigeon petting loner whose bitter memories of some girl named Marcia lead him to strangle hot young "models" in Hollywood. At the same time, frumpy used bookstore owner Carolyn Brandt is getting sick and tired of all the winos who stumble into her store to swig from their bottles, so she rams a switchblade into their throats. Jonathan becomes infatuated with Carolyn and spends much of the film stalking her around Hollywood. When he gets up the nerve to go into her store, they spend a silent eternity staring at each other over the racks of three ring binders and LPs for sale, but never speaking. When Carolyn isn't knifing bums or staring into space with a never-changing expression of boredom mixed with slight gassiness on her face, she's running up and down the beach in an unflattering jogging suit. There's no police work here, no world weary detectives trying to catch Jonathan or Carolyn before they can strike again, just two mediocre killers going about their daily routines. But, there's also a lot of gratuitous nudity provided by some halfway pretty girls, so it's not a total loss for those who enjoy a little T&A.

This is one of Steckler's most depressing films, and I'm not sure if it's the lack of dialog, the repetitive "action" or the subject matter that makes it so. Maybe Ray was just in a crappy mood that week. Fans of his early films - Rat Pfink, Incredibly Strange Creatures and Thrill Killers - may be disappointed with this one, but the commentary by Joe Bob Briggs on the newly released DVD version is very enjoyable, funny and informative and makes the film much more bearable.


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