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Al filo del hacha (1988)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 20 May 1988 (Spain)
A deranged guy in a mask kills people with an axe.

Director:

José Ramón Larraz (as Joseph Braunstein)

Writers:

Joaquín Amichatis (screenplay), Javier Elorrieta (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Barton Faulks Barton Faulks ... Gerald Martin
Christina Marie Lane Christina Marie Lane ... Lillian Nebbs
Page Mosely Page Mosely ... Richard Simmons
Fred Holliday Fred Holliday ... Frank McIntosh
Patty Shepard ... Laura Simmons
Alicia Moro Alicia Moro ... Rita Miller
Jack Taylor ... Christopher Caplin
Conrado San Martín
Joy Blackburn Joy Blackburn ... Susan Nebbs
May Heatherly ... Anna Bixby
Elmer Modlin Elmer Modlin ... Reverendo Clinton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Javier Elorrieta Javier Elorrieta
José Frade José Frade
Christina Lane Christina Lane
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A deranged guy in a mask kills people with an axe. Written by Ben Frankenstein

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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1988 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A Beira do Machado See more »

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Garden variety hack-em-up has a few strong moments.
13 April 2004 | by EyeAskanceSee all my reviews

A small woodsy town is beset by an an axe-swinging psychopath who dons a whiteface mask and raincoat. An assortment of odd characters make the suspect list, but authorities remain vexed as the death toll rises.

As far as slasher entries go, I figure that EDGE OF THE AXE may be a notch or two above the quotidian. Nevermind the flat script, humdrum performances, and feeble "surprise" finale, because the murder scenes are graphic and quite brutal(and for the chronic watcher of body-count flicks, that will generally be the determining "hit or miss" factor). One murder scene which takes place in a drive-thru carwash is especially memorable.

All things considered, an amusing enough timewaster which should have gorehounds doing a happy little tap-dance of appreciation...certainly nothing to sing about, but in a subgenre chockablock with so many truly deficient examples, it at least appears to be somewhat meritorious by comparison.

5.5/10


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