Siblings, Eric & his surreal artist sister Kay, her doctor husband David, her sister-in-law Brooke along with pilot Marsh become stranded on a rugged isle face off against a supernatural beast drawn to Kay who dreams of its killings.
Convinced that her father's death was not accidental, a beautiful girl decides to investigate to find out the truth, aided by her boyfriend. Her sleuthing draws her to a local mortuary, where many secrets will be revealed.
Mary Beth McDonough,
The title was changed from "The Killing Touch" to "Fatal Games" after its release. Many of the cast and crew were unaware of the change. Spice Williams-Crosby was once asked about her experiences on "Fatal Games" by a fan and she denied appearing in such a film. It wasn't until later she realized they were referring to "The Killing Touch". See more »
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 »
Students attending an athlete academy are getting speared by a mad javelin thrower!
Other than the clever choice of weapon, Fatal Games doesn't add anything new to the slasher genre. It follows a very routine plot, which at times becomes quite repetitious and the cast is pretty weak. It has a completely dated 80's style - the cast even wears leg warmers! The javelin murders (hah, good alternate title!) are fairly gore-free and I dare say darkly funny at times. The revelation of the killer's identity is surprising though the motive is pretty silly. There's also plenty of female nudity on display though, if that's how you get your kicks.
Over all, clichés and cheese abound but it's still not the worst of its kind.
* 1/2 out of ****
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