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Home Sweet Home (1981)

| Horror | 1981 (USA)
An escaped mental patient steals a station wagon and makes his way to the Bradleys' Thanksgiving celebration, where he plans to make them a little less thankful...

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Nettie Peña

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Thomas Bush (original story and screenplay)
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Complete credited cast:
Jake Steinfeld ... Jay Jones
Vinessa Shaw ... Angel Bradley
Peter De Paula Peter De Paula ... Mistake Bradley
Don Edmonds ... Harold Bradley
Charles Hoyes ... Wayne
David Mielke David Mielke ... Scott
Leia Naron Leia Naron ... Gail
Lisa Rodríguez Lisa Rodríguez ... Maria
Colette Trygg Colette Trygg ... Jennifer
Sallee Young Sallee Young ... Linda
J. Kelly J. Kelly ... Cop #1
R. Fouts R. Fouts ... Cop #2
Victor Paddock Victor Paddock ... First Victim
Rochelle Constanten Rochelle Constanten ... Old Woman
Anne Cribbs Anne Cribbs ... Witness
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An escaped mental patient steals a station wagon and makes his way to the Bradleys' Thanksgiving celebration, where he plans to make them a little less thankful...

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Be it ever so humble, there's no place to HIDE See more »

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English

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1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Slasher in the House See more »

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Film debut of Vinessa Shaw. See more »

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At least the annoying guy got killed!
25 August 2012 | by BezenbySee all my reviews

Surely telling you the annoying guy got killed isn't a spoiler! I mean, the film itself sets up all these potential sex scenes, and then this guy dressed like a KISS member, playing a guitar, shows up and ruins everything. I was more worried that he wouldn't survive until the killer turned up!

The killer is a buffed up muscle man who shoots PCP under his tongue and laughs all the time. In the first few minutes he kills a drunkard and runs over an old woman. If you like watching serious slasher flicks then you might as well give up on this one because the tongue is rigid within the cheek. With the guitar playing moron (named Mistake), the fat business partner and the wailing Latin lady, this film is played for fun and not much else.

Truly, it ain't a classic by all means, but when one of the potential 'heros' syphoned gasoline from another car, then gets crushed when the killer jumps on him, you're not talking about high class cinema, but I couldn't help but like this (really) stupid film. At least you can watch it in the knowledge that the really annoying characters (namely Mistake) are going to be killed. I was surprised the killer just didn't shove that guitar right up his arse, because that's what I wanted to do!

An average slasher film, but it's aware of the cheese level, and wallows in it, and it's worth a watch at least.


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