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Fatal Games (1984)

A mad javelin thrower kills teenagers in the school. All promising athletes are executed in the most brutal way. Especially naked girls in dressing-rooms or saunas.

Director:

Michael Elliot

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Rafael Buñuel (screenplay), Michael Elliot (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sally Kirkland ... Diane Paine
Lynn Banashek Lynn Banashek ... Annie Rivers
Sean Masterson ... Phil Dandridge
Michael O'Leary Michael O'Leary ... Frank Agee
Teal Roberts ... Lynn Fox
Spice Williams-Crosby ... Coach Drew (as Marcelyn Ann Williams)
Melissa Prophet Melissa Prophet ... Nancy Wilson
Angela Bennett ... Sue Allen Baines
Nicholas Love ... Joe Ward
Lauretta Murphy Lauretta Murphy ... Shelly
Michael Elliot Michael Elliot ... Dr. Jordine
Christopher Mankiewicz Christopher Mankiewicz ... Coach Jack Webber
Ed Call Ed Call ... Mr. Burger (as Edward Call)
Mel Klein Mel Klein ... Annie's Father
Alan Waite Alan Waite ... Waiter
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A mad javelin thrower kills teenagers in the school. All promising athletes are executed in the most brutal way. Especially naked girls in dressing-rooms or saunas. Written by Kenneth Pettersson <kenneth.pettersson@mbox200.swipnet.se>

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Horror | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 1987 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Dött lopp See more »

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Impact Films See more »
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Runtime:

| (uncut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film is often cited as being very similar to Graduation Day (1981), due to a killer in a track suit killing teenage athletes with athletic equipment (most notably a javelin), nearly identical opening credit montages of athletic events, and the killer crossing out victims in a composite photo. It is also similar in that actress Linnea Quigley appears in both films as a replacement for an actress who refused to appear nude on screen. See more »

Goofs

The camera's shadow (notably the 400' MAG) is visible on the ground, filming the POV shot of the killer stalking the pool. See more »

Alternate Versions

There is an english-language version (with dutch subtitles) released in the Netherlands under the title Olympic Nightmare which is totally uncut and runs 83mins, instead of the usual 81mins. See more »

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References Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) See more »

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most of it is boring and laughable killings
13 October 2014 | by trashgangSee all my reviews

Fatal Games is one of those typical eighties slashers that hasn't got any proper release upon this writing. It's even hard to track it down on VHS. But don't be bothered because it's not really worth searching unless you are collecting those old school horrors.

It's Michael Elliot's only attempt to direct a movie, in fact, it's the only thing he did in the scene except for screenplay revision of To Kill A Stranger (1987). The story itself is weak, you just have a mad javelin thrower killing those who wants to go to the Olympics. The killings are very lame and not interesting in any kind because for a movie made in the heydays of horror and especially the slashers it doesn't have almost any red stuff in it. What it do has is a lot of female nudity which surprised me for this production.

Some parts are okay but most of it is rather boring and the end scene is way too long and the final is to long too.

We do have Sally Kirkland (Diane Pain) who is still in the scene and went to bigger productions like JFK (1991) and Bruce Almighty (2003). The second lead Lynn Banashek (Annie) only appeared in 2 flicks but all other actors made it into the world of flicks and that makes for some this VHS worth searching.

I admit that it was rather cheesy, on part of the killings, that sometimes it even made me laugh or even say, common, kill the b*tch, like the swimming and diver part. As I stated earlier, only for the geeks of B-slasher flicks....

Gore 0/5 Nudity 2/5 Effects 0/5 Story 2/5 Comedy 0/5


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