A serial killer with a rubber-like Freddy Krueger mask terrifies the city of Virginia Beach.A serial killer with a rubber-like Freddy Krueger mask terrifies the city of Virginia Beach.A serial killer with a rubber-like Freddy Krueger mask terrifies the city of Virginia Beach.
There is some nudity and there is a scene in the beginning where Buckman goes topless for no reason at all. The scene makes no sense and it that same scene her sweater is miraculously on and off her shoulders during different takes. Talking about some bad editing.. you have to see it to believe it.
There is no tension or any scares. The gore is limited and fake, apparently is was added later and it shows. The effects are bad, certainly considering that this was made in 1990. the "Friday the 13th" films did it so much better a decade earlier. The killer has claws on his hand and it is obvious that they're made of rubber and couldn't even cut through butter. But somehow he's able to slit a woman's throat and ram it right through your body. That last (poor) effect was considered effectively enough by the makers to repeat it again and again..
For a Giallo (whodunnit) picture, "Night Killer" also fails miserably. You can pinpoint the killer from the moment he's introduced. When another (obvious) suspect appears you know not to fall for it.
I've been watching Horror and particulary Slasher films since the '80's and I had never heard of this one. But now I know why because it's hardly worth your time. For die hard fans of the genre only but don't get your hopes up because "Night Killer" has not much to offer.
- Jul 17, 2019