3.8/10
193
11 user 7 critic

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 »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Alexandra Morgan ... Linda Lawrence
... Clarissa Jane Louise 'Keegan' Lawrence
... Roger Lane
Saul Sindell ... Tom
... Billy Owens
... Mary Adams
... Joe Adams
Christine L. Tudor ... Chris Howlett (as Christine Tudor)
Robin Hoff ... Carol Bailey
... Susan Theresa 'Sooty' Lane (as Jere Lea Rae)
... Randy
... Marge Lawrence
William Patrick Johnson ... Bob Bailey (as Bill Johnson)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Only He Will Hear Your Scream!

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 October 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Eliminator  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Clarissa Jane Louise 'Keegan' Lawrence: Do you always kiss strange people?
Roger Lane: No, you're the strangest.
See more »

Connections

Featured in The Attic (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

You're the Best That I Remember
Words and Music by Marc Allen Trujillo and Shelly Markham
Sung by Marc Allen Trujillo
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Deadly Games
19 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

The film starts off as any proper slasher film should - with an opening scene murder. The quality of the VHS I have is poor, so I couldn't see everything that happened during it, but it was a good attempt at creating intensity. After the first kill, we get introduced to the police investigating the crime as well as the victim's sister Keegan (a reporter) who had left the town years prior. A lot of the middle portion of the film is Keegan seeing some old friends who still live in town and reconnecting with them. There are some scenes with a creepy theatre manager named Billy mixed in as well to create suspicion. The town's main police officer is also a suspect, and some of the movie is spent showing the female lead (Keegan) falling for him despite the fact that he is married. A few of the other women in the town are killed off leading to Keegan facing off against the murderer.

Deadly Games could have been so much better. It has some great things going for it; a killer wearing a black ski mask, cool movie title, decent plot... but the makers of "Deadly Games" add so much unnecessary filler that it becomes quite a bore. We get scenes of the character's playing sports and having a party, which are really pointless by the end of it all. There is also one strange choice by the director of "Deadly Games", for some reason he has Keegan act as if she doesn't even care that her sister died. She just comes back to town and is all cheery with her friends and mother. Oh, there is this strange two minute musical montage of Keegan and the two suspects playing a board game, pretty much the only connection the film has to it's title next to the fact that we see the killer playing around with the board game on one or two occasions. They could have done so much more with it, but they didn't.

Acting wasn't that bad, I like that the Keegan character is different from your regular/ordinary slasher film heroine. The ending was ridiculous and insulting in a way. You spend the whole hour and a half watching it for.. that? Anyways, I'd recommend this strictly to horror completests. It drags on way too much, and because of that you lose focus and lose interest.

4/10


2 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 11 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial