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The Slayer (1982)

Two couples become stranded on a rugged isle, and are haunted by a supernatural beast, drawn to the wife of one of the couples, who dreams of its killings.

Director:

J.S. Cardone

Writers:

J.S. Cardone (screenplay), Bill Ewing (screenplay) (as William R. Ewing)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Sarah Kendall ... Kay
Frederick Flynn ... Eric
Carol Kottenbrook ... Brooke
Alan McRae ... David
Michael Holmes ... Marsh
Sandy Simpson Sandy Simpson ... Norman
Paul Gandolfo Paul Gandolfo ... Fisherman
Newell Alexander ... Kay's Father
Ivy Jones ... Kay's Mother
Jennifer Gaffin Jennifer Gaffin ... Young Kay
Richard Van Brakel Richard Van Brakel ... Young Eric
Carl Kraines ... The Slayer
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Storyline

Four young people vacation on a barren island. One of them, a female artist, has dreams that depict ghastly murders. Sure enough, the fun begins when her boyfriend is found dead. Written by Christopher S. Bultman <meatmanmiller@mail.utexas.edu>

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Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nightmare Island See more »

Filming Locations:

Savannah, Georgia, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (uncut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The score for this film was composed and recorded in London, England. See more »

Quotes

Kay: It's this place... It makes my skin crawl.
David: It's not this place, Kay, for Christ's sake. It's those damn dreams of yours!
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Alternate Versions

The film was classified in the UK as a video nasty and consequently was unavailable for many years. The initial video release was edited by 14 secs to shorten a pitchfork murder though the Vipco DVD release was passed uncut by the BBFC in 2001. See more »

Connections

References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

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A bit of atmosphere
16 October 2017 | by hellholehorrorSee all my reviews

Very few of the original 'video-nasties' were actually good. This one was definitely not one of the good ones. My biggest disappointment came when I realised that the monster that is shown on the DVD menu only properly shows up in the last minute of the film. So DVD menus have ruined another film for me. Trailers ruin films too sometimes. Like Spiders (2000) told me the ending in the trailer. I hate that. Anyway if you manage to not see the monster before you watch the film then this may be a little better for you. The story bumbles along telling us of nightmares, isolation and killing. It was actually quite gory even though there were only five people to kill off. What also surprised me was that there was actually a bit of atmosphere - just not enough. It was a film of not enough; they just needed more of everything to make it average.


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