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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Diane Paine
Lynn Banashek ... Annie Rivers
... Phil Dandridge
... Frank Agee
... Lynn Fox
... Coach Drew (as Marcelyn Ann Williams)
Melissa Prophet ... Nancy Wilson
... Sue Allen Baines
... Joe Ward
Lauretta Murphy ... Shelly
Michael Elliot ... Dr. Jordine
Christopher Mankiewicz ... Coach Jack Webber
Ed Call ... Mr. Burger (as Edward Call)
Mel Klein ... Annie's Father
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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Is winning worth killing for? See more »

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25 August 1987 (Japan)  »

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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 »

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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 »

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Featured in The Cinema Snob: Fatal Games (2014) See more »

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Take It All the Way
Written by Shuki Levy and Deborah Shelton
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If Friday the 13th and Fame had a child.......
9 June 2008 | by See all my reviews

...Fatal Games would be their campy offspring!

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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