5.5/10
1,078
44 user 41 critic

Edge of the Axe (1988)

Al filo del hacha (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 15 September 1989 (USA)
An axe murderer terrorizes a small Northern California mountain community, while two young computer-obsessed adults attempt to solve the killings.

Director:

José Ramón Larraz (as Joseph Braunstein)

Writers:

Joaquín Amichatis (screenplay), Javier Elorrieta (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

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 ... Ayudante Sam
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
Edit

Storyline

A deranged guy in a mask kills people with an axe. Written by Ben Frankenstein

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

There is nothing silent about nights in Paddock County. See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Larraz considers this his worst feature film. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK video version was cut by 26 secs to tone down the axe murders. See more »

Connections

Featured in Clawing! A Journey Through the Spanish Horror (2013) See more »

User Reviews

 
Axeman returns!
7 January 2010 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

I remember seeing "Edge of an Axe" many years ago on German satellite television.It's the highest time to watch it again.Jose Rammon Larraz has made a steady output of horror films including "Vampyres"(1974),"Symptoms"(1974),"Stigma"(1979),"The National Mummy"(1980),"Rest in Pieces"(1987)and "Deadly Manor"(1990).A series of brutal axe murders is plaguing small town in Northern California.The killer wears white Michael Myers inspired mask and rain slicker and the police is unable to trace the suspect.The pace is fast and the direction is solid,but there is not enough strong gore for my liking."Pieces" by Juan Piquer Simon is much bloodier and more brutal than "Edge of an Axe".Still if you like low-budget slasher movies give this one a chance.7 axes out of 10.


6 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 44 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

Spain

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Edge of the Axe See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed