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Deadly Games (1982)

A town is being terrorized by a masked killer who is murdering women. A young woman is attacked by the killer but escapes. She believes the killer to be either the town's policeman or the ... See full summary »


Scott Mansfield


Scott Mansfield


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Complete credited cast:
Alexandra Morgan Alexandra Morgan ... Linda Lawrence
Jo Ann Harris ... Clarissa Jane Louise 'Keegan' Lawrence
Sam Groom ... Roger Lane
Saul Sindell Saul Sindell ... Tom
Steve Railsback ... Billy Owens
Denise Galik ... Mary Adams
Dick Butkus ... Joe Adams
Christine L. Tudor Christine L. Tudor ... Chris Howlett (as Christine Tudor)
Robin Hoff Robin Hoff ... Carol Bailey
Jere Rae Mansfield ... Susan Theresa 'Sooty' Lane (as Jere Lea Rae)
Colleen Camp ... Randy
June Lockhart ... Marge Lawrence
William Patrick Johnson William Patrick Johnson ... Bob Bailey (as Bill Johnson)


A town is being terrorized by a masked killer who is murdering women. A young woman is attacked by the killer but escapes. She believes the killer to be either the town's policeman or the manager of the local theater, and she devises a plan to find out which is the actual killer. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Only He Will Hear Your Scream!


Horror | Mystery


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Release Date:

12 October 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Eliminator See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

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Great Plains Films See more »
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Did You Know?


Clarissa Jane Louise 'Keegan' Lawrence: Do you always kiss strange people?
Roger Lane: No, you're the strangest.
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Featured in Confessions of a Horror Baby: Deadly Games (2010) See more »


"Lover's Language
Music by Marc Allen Trujillo
Words by Monica Pege
Sung by Marc Allen Trujillo and Monica Pege
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If you watch Deadly Games, you lose.
23 November 2016 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

1982 slasher Deadly Games (not to be confused with the similarly titled '84 slasher Fatal Games) begins promisingly enough, getting its first scene of gratuitous female nudity in well before the opening credits have finished—that's got to be some kind of record. The topless beauty is then chased through her very dark house by a killer dressed in black (including regulation ski mask and gloves), before the woman falls through a window to her death on some rocks. So far so good.

Sadly, after this encouraging start, it's all downhill. The victim's sister, Keegan (Jo Ann Harris), turns up at the scene of the crime, and a more irritating character it would be hard to imagine: within minutes you'll be wishing it was her who took the face plant onto the rocks, the woman's goofy mannerisms and constant, supposedly amusing quips proving irritating in the extreme. And she is the main character for the next eighty minutes or so. Not so great.

The remainder of the film primarily consists of Keegan developing a relationship with married cop Roger Lane (Sam Groom) and a friendship with Roger's best buddy, oddball theatre owner Billy Owens (Steve Railsback), one of whom is obviously the killer. This leads to such exciting scenes as the threesome going to the park for a football game, watching an old movie at the theatre, and playing a board game (part of a montage that is accompanied by a lousy song), all of which has sod all to do with the plot.

After lots of pointless waffle, interspersed by a couple of random jump scares, a spot more nudity (during the obligatory sex scene), and a couple of bloodless murders, the film ends with a predictable chase through the darkened theatre, after which Keegan conveniently finds a gun and shoots the killer dead. Normally this would signal the end credits, but writer Scott Mansfield has another surprise up his sleeve, one that'll leave you wondering what the heck you just watched.

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